The Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies (GSS) offers the following undergraduate majors and minors, as well as certificate programs and internship opportunities. GSS also hosts an energetic Undergraduate Student Club, and three nationality-recognized honors societies.
For Degree requirements, please click on the links below.
These are our old majors that we are no longer offering to incoming students.
*No new admissions after July 1, 2021.
Minor in Geography
The minor in Geography requires the completion of the following courses, which must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.
Lower Division (6 credits)
- GEA 2000 – World Regional Geography
- GEO 2000 – Introduction to Geography
Upper Division (9 credits; 3000-level or higher)
- Three upper-division geography courses, at least one with a GEA-prefix and at least one with a GEO prefix. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) courses from any department also qualify, such as GIS 3048, Applications of GIS; SYA 4353, GIS & Latin American Societies; SYD 4610, GIS & Social Research. GEO 3510 - Earth Resources - cannot be taken to fulfill this requirement.
Minor in Sociology/Anthropology
The minor in Anthropology/Sociology requires the completion of the following courses, which must be passed with a grade "C" or better. Students are not required, but are recommended, to take either ANT 2000 or SYG 2000, or both. Such students may take the program's courses exclusively in Anthropology or Sociology, or may combine courses in the two disciplines.
Core Requirements (3 credits)
Take one of the following courses:
- ANT 3034 - Anthropological Theories
- SYA 4010 - Sociological Theories
- SYA 4011 - Social Theory
Upper Division Electives (12 credits)
- Four additional upper-division
- Anthropology or Sociology courses (3000 level or higher) including Theory and Methods courses.
As a major in anthropology, geography, sociology, or global studies, you have the option of participating in internship opportunities with local businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations for up to six hours of elective credit. During an internship, you will have the chance to work alongside professionals in the real world, apply what you have learned in the classroom, make connections with local community members, develop relationships with professionals in the fields of your career interests, and potentially find a future employer.