Hutchins School Admissions
In general, the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies accepts students at the Freshman or Junior level for Fall Semester admission only, although exceptions are made depending on space availability. When applying to Sonoma State University, all students seeking admission to the Hutchins School should list "Liberal Studies/Hutchins, Hutchins School" as their major (use code number 49015 on paper applications).
Students applying as Freshmen must have a grade point average of at least 3.00. Students seeking admission into the Hutchins Blended Program as Freshmen must test into college level English and math by passing the ELM/EPT or their equivalent exams.
Students already taking classes at Sonoma State and seeking admission into the Hutchins program must file a separate Hutchins application form by February 15th for admission for the Fall Semester, and by October 1st for the Spring Semester admissions. Applications are available in the Hutchins School Main Office.
Students seeking admission to the Track I or Track II program as Junior transfers must meet SSU upper division transfer requirements. Please visit SSU Admissions for transfer admission information.
Whether transferring into the Track III Blended Program as Freshmen or into Track I or II as a Junior, students must file a separate application to the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies. Please visit our Student Forms section to download the Track III/Blended Program Application packet.
Degree Requirements Units for The Hutchins School Of Liberal Studies:
General Education Lower-Division (may include 48 units in LIBS Integrative GE): 50 units
Major Requirements (up to 3 units may be applied to upper GE Area E): 40 units
General Education Upper-Division (waived upon completion of Tracks II or III): 9 units
SSU Electives (Track I) or Subject Matter Preparation (Track II): 21 units
Total units needed for graduation: 120