Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

Edward H. - Class of 2021
Edward H. - Class of 2021


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The BA in General Studies program includes four-week courses.
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Program Overview

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If you’ve completed studies in a variety of areas, both academic and applied, a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies is a way to bring those diverse subjects into a cohesive degree program. The program is unlike most online general studies degree programs in that you won’t need to repeat coursework already completed to fulfill the requirements of an established program. This Bachelor of Arts General Studies degree is an excellent choice if you aren’t certain which course of study to pursue, or if you’re coming back to school after taking time off to work or be with family and, in the interim, experienced a shift in academic focus or career goals. The general studies degree allows you to build on the studies you’ve already completed and use them as stepping-stones to a respected and rounded degree program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate critical thinking abilities on scholarly discourses within a specific range of disciplines.
  • Develop oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate consistent proficiency with the mechanics of academic writing.
  • Explain the role of education in occupational choices.
  • Discuss ethical issues involved in research and academic writing.

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