General Studies

The General Studies program samples disciplines, ideas and cultures.

You'll learn to think critically, analyze thoroughly and communicate effectively. General Studies is a good choice for students who need the flexibility to tailor their schedule to their needs and interests.

Many transfer and adult students find the General Studies major a good option for earning a college degree.

A major in General Studies provides students a more extensive study of the liberal arts and sciences, and a broader understanding of various academic fields.

Through the major, students will devote more than half of their course of study to exploring ideas germane to disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences. They will have ample opportunity to think critically and communicate effectively about issues concerning global citizenship, ethics, and cultural diversity as their perspectives draw from interdependencies among disciplines. Toward such an end, students can choose to pursue greater breadth, more depth, or a combination of both in completing either associate's or bachelor's degrees in general studies.

News and Updates

Stay up to date with the most recent general studies program news and events; visit the department of general studies and philosophy page. 

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