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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.

GSS Survey 1st Round of Winners Announced!!!

2017 GSS Survey 1st Round Drawing Winners!!!

Thank you to all who have completed the GSS Student Surveys! If you have not yet completed your survey, please check your UO email for your survey link: the survey closes in the beginning of June and there are still multiple chances left to win a gift card to

Congratulations to senior Roark Hart and junior Joshua Gaylord!

Roark won a $75 Amazon gift card and Joshua won a $50 Amazon gift card in the first round of prize drawings! For senior students who indicated an interest in focus group participation, you will be contacted within the


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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