Transfer Into the HTS Major

Transfer into the HTS Major

Transferring into the History, Technology and Society (HTS) major from another university or another major at Georgia Tech is easy, and we're here to help. Students who transfer after their first year at another institution can usually graduate after three years at Georgia Tech.  Our abundance of electives allows for internal transfers to keep their credit hours when they switch.

Institute External Transfer Requirements

Are you transferring to Georgia Tech from another university or are you already a Georgia Tech student and seeking to change your major?  Did you know that ...

  • You can study sociology and history here

  • Students in the humanities and social sciences at Georgia Tech earn a B.S. degree, not a B.A.

  • The flexibility of the HTS degree allows most students to transfer and still stay on-track for graduation

The School of History and Sociology welcomes transfer students and can assist in the transfer process.

Transfering from within Georgia Tech

Want to change your major to HTS? Great!

With the large number of electives available to HTS majors, most students can change their major up until their junior year without losing academic credits.  The large number of electives (30) also facilitates earning a double major.

To learn more about changing your major or adding a double major, schedule an advising appointment with Dr. D'Unger, the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies.  You can access the change of major form on the registrar's website.  The form requires Dr. D'Unger's signature, as well as the signature of your current major advisor.

To learn more about the curriculum, please review the current degree checklist for the B.S. in HTS.

Transferring from Another University

The School of History and Sociology welcomes external transfer students. 

With a flexible curriculum, lots of electives, a wide variety of classes from which to choose, and alums who secure interesting and rewarding careers, majoring in History, Technology, and Society is a smart choice for transfer students.

Students in the School of History and Sociology (HSOC) have a variety of opportunities to supplement their "in class" learning, including undergraduate researchinternships, and study abroad.  HSOC participates in both the International Plan and the Research Option.  HSOC houses a chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, and there are hundreds of campus organizations so students can get involved.  Georgia Tech also hosts the Eta Pi chapter of Tau Sigma, the National Transfer Student Honor Society.

To learn more about the BS in History, Technology, and Society and see the required courses, visit the undergraduate major section of the website.

For information on the transfer application process, visit the "Transfer" section of the Office of Admission's website. The Office of Admissions website also has specific information on the transfer selection process and on the specific courses required, by major, in order to transfer to Georgia Tech.