Declare a CSSH Major

In order to declare a CSSH major, students should schedule an appointment and meet with the CSSH academic advisor for their desired major.

It is strongly recommended that students also meet with a CSSH undergraduate program advisor in the new major to take advantage of his/her expertise in such things as curricular options, research opportunities, graduate school possibilities, and career paths.

Here are the possible pathways to declaring a CSSH major:

Direct Entry – After meeting with the CSSH academic advisor for their desired major, students who meet all entrance criteria will be approved and receive a confirmation email. Where no major-specific requirements are listed, the criteria for entry is a 2.0 GPA or higher.

Transitional Semester (for International Affairs and Political Science only) – Students who do not meet the entrance criteria for direct entry into the International Affairs or Political Science major, but have a cumulative GPA above a 2.0, are eligible for a Transitional Semester. The student and the CSSH academic advisor will complete a Transitional Semester Contract for the intended major during their meeting. This contract will outline the necessary grades and/or GPA the student is required to earn during the Transitional Semester in order to enter their desired major.

Provisional Semester – Some students who do not meet the entrance criteria for Direct Entry to their desired major and have a cumulative GPA below a 2.0 may be eligible for a Provisional Semester. Under these circumstances students are required to:

Students currently on Academic Probation 2 must wait until their current academic term grades are posted before a CSSH advisor can approve them as direct entry, transitional semester, provisional semester, or denied entry to CSSH.

Each college has different policies for transferring into their majors. For the transfer policies of other colleges, contact the advising center for that college. Click here for contact info for the other advising offices in the university.

Changing Majors
School and College Transition Criteria

African-American Studies

No major-specific requirements for the African-American studies major.


American Sign Language

No major-specific requirements for the following major and combined major programs:

  • American Sign Language
  • American Sign Language and Human Services
  • American Sign Language and Psychology
  • American Sign Language and Theatre

Asian Studies

No major-specific requirements for the Asian studies major.


Criminal Justice

No major-specific requirements for the following major and combined major programs:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice and Political Science
  • Criminal Justice and Psychology
  • Human Services and Criminal Justice

Cultural Anthropology

No major-specific requirements for the following major and combined major programs:

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology – to see requirements for the linguistics program: click here

Economics

No major-specific requirements for the following major and combined major programs:

  • Economics
  • Economics and Business Administration
  • Economics and Mathematics
  • Economics and Philosophy
  • Environmental Studies and Economics – to see requirements for majors housed in the College of Science: click here

English

No major-specific requirements for the following major and combined major programs:

  • English
  • English and Communication Studies
  • English and Cultural Anthropology
  • Biology and English – to see requirements for majors housed in the College of Science: click here
  • Linguistics and English – to see requirements for the linguistics program: click here
  • Media and Screen Studies and English – to see requirements for majors house in the College of Arts, Media, and Design: click here

History

No major-specific requirements for the following major and combined major programs:

  • History
  • Environmental Studies and History – to see requirements for majors housed in the College of Science: click here

Human Services

No major-specific requirements for the following major and combined major programs:

  • Human Services
  • Human Services and International Affairs
  • Human Services and Sociology

International Affairs

Any student with an overall GPA of 2.750 or higher may transfer into the following majors, waiving the requirement for specific courses:

  • International Affairs
  • International Affairs with concentration in Middle East studies

Students with GPA of 2.000–2.749 must complete the following course with a grade of B+ or better:

INTL 1101 Globalization and International Affairs (4 SH)

Additionally, they must complete two of the following three courses with a grade of B+ or better:

ANTH 1101 Peoples and Cultures (4 SH)
HIST 2211 World History since 1945 (4 SH)
POLS 1160 International Relations (4 SH)

These guidelines also apply to the following combined majors:

  • International Affairs and Cultural Anthropology
  • International Affairs and Economics
  • International Affairs and Religious Studies
  • Environmental Studies and International Affairs –  to see requirements for majors housed in the College of Science: click here

Jewish Studies

No major-specific requirements for the combined major in Jewish studies and religion.


Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

No major-specific requirements for the following major and combined major programs:

  • Spanish
  • Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and International Affairs

Philosophy

No major-specific requirements for the following major and combined major programs:

  • Philosophy
  • Environmental Studies and Philosophy – to see requirements for majors housed in the College of Science: click here
  • Physics and Philosophy – to see requirements for majors housed in the College of Science: click here

Political Science

Any student with an overall GPA of 2.500 or higher may transfer into the political science major and its combined majors, waiving the requirement for specific courses.

Students with GPA of 2.000–2.499 must earn a minimum grade of B– in two political science courses, at least one of which must be from the following list:

POLS 1150 American Government (4 SH)
POLS 1155 Comparative Politics (4 SH)
POLS 1160 International Relations (4 SH)

These guidelines also apply to the following combined majors:

  • Political Science and Business Administration
  • Political Science and Communication Studies
  • Political Science and Economics
  • Political Science and International Affairs
  • Biology and Political Science – to see requirements for majors housed in the College of Science: click here
  • Environmental Studies and Political Science – to see requirements for majors housed in the College of Science: click here
  • Media and Screen Studies and Political Science – to see requirements for majors house in the College of Arts, Media, and Design: click here

Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)

Students with GPA of 3.000 or higher will be eligible to change their majors to the PPE program.


Religious Studies

No major-specific requirements for the following major and combined major programs:

  • Religious Studies
  • Jewish Studies and Religion

Sociology

No major-specific requirements for the following major and combined major programs:

  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Cultural Anthropology
  • Media and Screen Studies and Sociology – to see requirements for majors house in the College of Arts, Media, and Design: click here