Office of the Associate Provost
Ellensburg - Barge Hall, room 225-13
Yakima - Deccio 215
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**THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN PLACED ON A MORATORIUM BY FACULTY SENATE, NO STUDENT CAN BE ADMITTED TO THIS PROGRAM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**
This academic program provides an opportunity for students to develop, with the assistance of a faculty advisor(s), a unique interdisciplinary program of study. Each program of study must be comprised of a coherent curriculum that supports student’s stated professional and education goals. Specialized studies majors may be assigned the BA or BS degree as deemed appropriate. The Specialized studies designation and the title of the major will be noted on the diploma and the student’s academic transcript (i.e., BS Specialized Studies: Aviation Safety).
Applicants must have completed 60 credit hours of study with a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA and be in academic good standing. All application materials must be submitted to the program director for review and approval at least three quarters prior to anticipated graduation.
Students wishing to apply to the Specialized Studies major must submit a proposal to include an application form with proposed degree title, a statement of purpose, an explanation of the primary learning goals of the major, a listing of courses comprising the major, and support from a faculty liaison. This proposal will be developed under the guidance of a faculty member during the required SPS 200: Introduction to Specialized Studies course.
- SPS 200 - Introduction to Specialized Studies (1)
- SPS 487 - End-of-Major Assessment (1)
- 60 credits from approved courses, at least 30 of which must be upper division
No more than 15 credits may overlap with a declared minor, second major, of General Education requirements.
No more than 15 credits may be numbered 490.
Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course counted toward fulfilling major requirements.
Minimum overall GPA in the major must be 2.5.