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    The General Social Sciences Office is located in McKenzie Hall 305

General Social Sciences Program

Want to enroll in GSS? Click here. Interested in careers with a Bachelor’s degree majoring in General Social Sciences? Click here.

General Social Sciences (GSS) is a new program that provides students the flexibility to design a major that combines courses from several departments across campus. The program offers students a variety of options depending on their interests. For the career minded student, GSS provides career training combined with the analytical skills of a liberal arts education.  For the intellectually curious student, GSS offers the study of particular themes across several social science disciplines. And, for the student who just has trouble choosing a major from the vast number offered here at the UofO, GSS offers a curriculum across several departments.

Click here to see Frequently Asked Questions.

Want to enroll in the major or need more information? Click here for GSS adviser office hours.

Are You a Graduating GSS Senior

You are invited to attend the General Social Sciences commencement ceremony.*  It will be held on MONDAY, June 19, 2017, at 4:00 pm on the EMU Green (East Lawn).  Your family and friends are invited.  Light food and refreshments will be served following the ceremony at the EMU.  For additional information leading up to the ceremony or for the day of the event, see the FAQ page or the Student Instructions sheet located on the GSS Commencement page.

*If you are 16 credits or less away from completing your degree after spring term, you are eligible to walk in the GSS Spring commencement.



Three current and former GSS Majors compete in Rio Olympics

July 10, 2016 – JENNA PRANDINI, left, and DEAJAH STEVENS, right, pose for photos after the 200m finals at the U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on July 10, 2016. Photo by David Blair (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)


Twenty current and former University of Oregon student-athletes competed at the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio—12 from the United States, three from Canada, one from Australia, one from Belgium, one from Greece, one from Guatemala, and one from Nigeria. That’s more Ducks than in 2012, 2008, and 2004 combined. Read more here.


International Student Career Night and Study/Intern Abroad

International Student Career Night is tonight, Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm

At International Student Career Night you will get important networking experience with real professionals and hear from international alumni!  Start planning your search for a summer internship, post-program work, or other professional pursuits at this event!

Registration is required and spots are limited:

Dress code is business casual: Please see here for examples.

Please be prepared to network with professionals, learn from a panel of alumni and


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