Important information for Dual Major students regarding the HASS Core Requirements
We have been working with HASS student services and the Registrar’s Office on requirements for dual majors, and I’m pleased to announce an important clarification regarding the HASS Elective Requirements:
Students who are GSAS Dual Majors (GSAS + CSCI, GSAS + COGS, GSAS+EARTS, GSAS + HCI, GSAS+MGMT) do NOT need to take an additional 24 credits of HASS Electives.
When you are a dual major, if you take courses that satisfy the HASS Elective distribution for one major, you do not need to do it again for the second major. The following GSAS courses can be used to satisfy the HASS Elective requirements for the other majors (B.S. CSCI, B.S. COGS, etc):
COGS 2520 Introduction to Game Design
COGS 4320 Game Mechanics
COMM 1600 History and Culture of Games
COMM 4220 Character and Story for Games
ARTS 1040 Art for Interactive Media
ARTS 4510 Experimental Game Design
Game Development I and Game Development II can also be applied if you like, depending on which section you registered for. For example if you are a CS dual and are taking Game Dev I or Game Dev II for CS Option Credit, you can’t use it as a HASS Elective.
These courses satisfy the HASS distribution requirements as outlined in the RPI Catalog
24 Credits within HASS
At least 8 credits of Social Sciences
At least 8 credits of Arts/Humanities
At least 2 courses within the same prefix (depth requirement), at least one above 1000 level
No more than 3 1000-level courses
At least one course above 4000 level
This will probably not show up correctly on your CAPP report, so please contact the HASS advising staff if you need clarification or would like your CAPP report updated.