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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.

Click here to see Frequently Asked Questions.

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

2017 Commencement Details, Revised Commencement Program, and Student Volunteers Needed!!!

Dear Graduating GSS Seniors,

Commencement planning is well under way and there are still unanswered questions about commencement.  This email provides a link to the GSS commencement page, parking and transportation, student expectations/instructions sheet, and the list of names who have RSVP’d to attend the GSS ceremony.

1. GSS Commencement page (details of event) 2. The GSS FAQ page (questions about the event, color of tassel, etc.) 3. UO Parking and Shuttle information (FREE parking at Autzen Stadium with shuttle to REC Center – 15th and University Street (near EMU


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.


Career Crash Course for Graduating Seniors!!!

This Saturday (May 20th), we’ll be holding a special three-hour Career Crash Course for Graduating Seniors. You’ll receive step-by-step guidance through the following essentials:

·        Deciding which professional options are right for you ·        Writing an effective resume that gets the attention of employers ·        Preparing for a job interview ·        Structuring your job search to make the most of your time

You have one of two dates to choose from: May 20th or June 3rd.  Space is limited for this free, hands-on seminar, so


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