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Major-specific entrance requirements  for CSSH majors are listed below. Where no major-specific requirements are  listed, the entrance criteria is a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and required academic standing.

  1. To declare a CSSH major, students must schedule an appointment and meet with the CSSH academic advisor of the intended major.
  2. After meeting with the CSSH academic advisor for the intended major, students who meet the entrance criteria will be approved and receive a confirmation email.
  3. It is strongly recommended that students also meet with a CSSH Undergraduate Program Director in the intended  major to take advantage of their expertise in curricular options, research opportunities, graduate school possibilities, and career paths.

For students who do not meet the entrance criteria and/or required academic  standing for the  intended CSSH major, the CSSH academic advisor of the intended major will refer the case. Depending on their academic standing, the student  may be denied entrance, instructed  to wait until the current term’s grades post for an entrance decision, or offered  provisional acceptance.

Major Specific Entrance Requirements

Any student with an overall GPA of 2.500 or higher may transfer into the following International Affairs majors and combined majors:

  • International Affairs
  • International Affairs (with regional concentrations- — see International Affairs website)
  • International Affairs and Cultural Anthropology
  • International Affairs and Economics
  • International Affairs and Religious Studies

Students with GPA of 2.000–2.499 are eligible for a Transitional Semester. The student and the CSSH academic advisor will complete a Transitional Semester Contract for the intended major during their meeting. This contract will outline the necessary grades and/or GPA the student is required to earn during the Transitional Semester in order to enter their desired International Affairs major or combined major.

Students with GPA of 2.000–2.499 must complete the following course with a grade of B- or better:

  • INTL 1101 Globalization and International Affairs (4 SH)

Additionally, transitional semester students must complete two of the following three courses with a grade of B- or better:

  • ANTH 1101 Peoples and Cultures (4 SH)
  • HIST 2211 World History since 1945 (4 SH)
  • POLS 1160 International Relations (4 SH)


**Note**: The Environmental Studies and International Affairs combined major is housed within the College of Science (COS).  To see requirements for major change requirements for COS majors,  click here

Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.500 or higher will be eligible to change their majors to the PPE program.