Academic Planning Worksheet: Integrated Social Sciences

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.


Department admission information

This major is capacity-constrained. Completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission. However, all students meeting minimum major admission requirements will be given serious consideration.

Minimum major admission requirements:

  • Minimum of 75 transferable quarter credits from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.0 in all transferable college coursework
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in all courses applied to ISS major requirements
  • Completion in high school or community college of College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADR)
  • Demonstrated progress toward University and College of Arts and Sciences general education requirements

Admission is based on:

  • Satisfaction of minimum major admission requirements
  • Preparation for an interdisciplinary social science major as indicated by number of credits and grades earned in courses applicable to the ISS major
  • An application essay which demonstrates thoughtful engagement in the social sciences and readiness to work successfully in an online learning environment

Suggested first-and second-year college courses:

  • General coursework developing critical thinking, analytical and writing skills
  • Coursework which satisfies general education requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences, including courses in English composition, foreign language and quantitative and symbolic reasoning

Applications, including all supporting materials, must be submitted by May 15 for autumn quarter admission.


Courses required for admission to the major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking, or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide. <

UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
All courses in the social sciences, including courses in the following disciplines:

    American ethnic studies,
    Anthropology,
    Communications,
    Economics,
    Geography,
    History,
    International studies,
    Philosophy,
    Political science,
    Social psychology,
    Sociology,
    Women studies,
    etc.,

Additional information

  • Integrated Social Sciences is an online degree completion program. It is designed for transfer students or for returning University of Washington students who have earned at least 75 transferable credits. Applications are accepted in spring for autumn quarter admission. Students applying for admission should be prepared to work in a fully online learning environment, requiring access to computing resources and minimum competence with online technologies.

Entering transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 184

Total from Washington community colleges: 68

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 12
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 12
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 2
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 18
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 7
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 5
  • 2.49 and below12

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