Distance Learning

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy proudly hosts one of the six fully online undergraduate programs at FSU through its Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (ISS) major.


The Distance Learning program for Social Sciences is designed for upper-division students looking to complete their degree online. Be sure to review admissions requirements and contact the COSSPP mapping coordinator with any questions that you may have.


The online ISS program allows students to tailor their degree to their interests and goals by taking courses from across eight different participants departments, including: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, and Urban & Regional Planning.

The ISS major consists of 43 hours of credit including:

  • ISS 3923 Interdisciplinary Forum (1 credit hour)
  • ISS 4304 Contemporary Social Problems and Integrative Solutions (3 credit hours) – can count towards any concentration area or remaining coursework
  • A primary concentration of 18 hours from one of the listed departments
  • A secondary concentration of 12 hours from a second listed department
  • 12 hours of remaining coursework from any other participating department or ISS elective courses

Program contacts

Admissions information: Monae Johnson, coss-admissions-mapping@fsu.edu
Program director: Dr. Lisa Turner de Vera, lturnerdevera@fsu.edu
Academic advising: Abigail Jonckheere, coss-socialsciences-dl@fsu.edu