Integrated Social Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

The online Integrated Social Sciences major is the innovative brainchild of both technology and interdisciplinary scholarship in the social sciences. It is built around two types of courses – thematic areas and core. Thematic areas courses enable students to explore important areas of inquiry across the full breadth of the social sciences, frequently re-encountering significant themes from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Core courses provide students with a common intellectual foundation, help build active learning communities, and emphasize integration of learning experiences.

Major category: Capacity-constrained

Topic: Social sciences

Applicant type


Freshmen can apply to the UW to begin autumn quarter or winter quarter (U.S. applicants only)

Read more about applying to the UW as a freshman, including details for programs that provide high school students with college credit (like Running Start).


Quarters of general admisson to UW: autumn / winter (U.S. applicants only) / spring / summer

Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission.

  • Use the information below to help you prepare for this degree
  • Visit MyPlan to run a degree audit.
  • Use the UW Equivalency Guide to find out how courses taken at a Washington state community or technical college will transfer to the UW.
  • UW college and school graduation requirements

Department admission information

  • Departmental application deadline: April 2
  • Please contact the department for details about the application process.

Read more about applying to the UW as a transfer student.

Career outcomes