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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, BA

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Department of General Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

60 Credits

Admission and Declaration Process

Admission and Declaration of Major 

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.


❑ 35 upper division level credits in thematic areas requiring General Studies Advisor approval.
❑ Examples of thematic areas include:
   • Social Sciences
   • Humanities
   • Sciences
   • Business
   • Health
   • Liberal Arts
❑ 25 additional credits of electives at the upper division level in any area (including the thematic area)

Additional Requirements

❑ All courses must be approved on the Plan of Study
❑ 15 of the 60 credits are credits required after approval of General Studies Plan of Study
❑ 5 credits maximum of internship or field experience may be included within the 60 credits.
❑ Students are limited to no more than 40 upper division credits in any single academic department and students are limited to no more than 44 credits in courses taught in business (classes by the departments of accounting, decision sciences, finance and marketing, and management).
❑ At least 50 percent of the credits used in the general studies major must be earned at Western Washington University.

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