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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.

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

GSS 2019 Commencement RSVP Reminder

Are You a Graduating GSS Senior?

You are invited to attend the General Social Sciences commencement ceremony.*  It will be held on MONDAY, June 17, 2019, at 4:00 pm on the EMU Green (East Lawn).  Your family and friends are invited. There are no tickets to attend. However, we require an RSVP to participate in the ceremony.  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


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