Humanities and Social Sciences

Through Exploratory Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, you can try out many of your interests and develop new skills before fully immersing yourself in a major. During your first two semesters you will work closely your professional advisor to refine your interests, complete general education requirements, and select a major that aligns with your academic and career goals.

Required Courses

As an exploratory student in Humanities and Social Sciences, you can focus your first two semesters on completing your UK Core requirements. This will allow you to choose courses in many diverse fields within the humanities and social sciences, while also satisfying your general education requirements.

First-Year Schedule

Below, is a typical first-year schedule for A&S exploratory students in Humanities and Social Sciences. Your courses may be slightly different, based on placement testing and courses you've already taken through dual enrollment or Advanced Placement (AP).

Fall Semester 17 Credit Hours Spring Semester 16 Credit Hours

Foreign Language 101

MA 111: Intro to Contemporary Mathematics*

UK 101: Academic Orientation

UK Core Humanities

UK Core Social Sciences

WRD 110: Composition & Communication I

4

3


1

3

3

3

Foreign Language 102

UK Core Global Dynamics

UK Core Natural, Physical, Mathematical Sciences

UK Core U.S. Citizenship

WRD 111: Composition & Communication II

4

3

3


3

3

*Students planning to major in Economics or Foreign Language & International Economics must complete a math sequence leading to MA 123/162 or MA 113. Speak with your professional advisor about math placement and course sequencing.

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