Social Sciences and Humanities (15 Credit Hours)
Studies in the humanities and social sciences serve not only to meet the objectives of a broad education, but also to meet the objectives of the engineering profession.
College of Engineering and Applied Science students are required to take at least 15 credit hours of social sciences and humanities to be more aware of social responsibilities and able to consider related factors in the decision-making process. To ensure this, a minimum of nine (9) credit hours in social sciences and six (6) credit hours in humanities, or vice versa, must be taken; at least six (6) of these credit hours must be beyond the introductory level (2000 level or higher courses).
In place of 3 credit hours of social sciences and humanities,
may be taken during the fall semester of the first year in the program. The balanced adjustment between social science and humanities for students completing GPS 1010 is six (6) credit hours and six (6) credit hours, respectively, with the 2000 level or higher course requirement unchanged.
SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS: Anthropology, Communications, Economics, Geography and Environmental Studies,Gerontology, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Women’s and Ethnic Studies
HUMANITIES DEPARTMENTS: Art History, English (1500 or higher classes), History, Humanities, Music (except choir or lessons), and Philosophy