The General Studies major allows students to choose courses from a range of disciplines, thereby encouraging them to explore new areas of inquiry, develop their intellectual interests, while reflecting critically about the liberal arts tradition in its place in global history.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand and explain foundational knowledge in each of the three emphasis areas
  2. Research and proficiently write about a selected topic from at least one emphasis area
  3. Develop an enhanced understanding of the liberal arts

Requirements: In addition to meeting the Liberal Arts Core of the University, students must complete a minimum of 6 semester hours of credit in at least three emphasis areas and 6 additional semester hours from any area (24 credits). At most one course in each area can be at the 200 level, with the remainder at 300/400 level. (Other 200 level courses may be taken, but counting as elective credit.)

Emphasis Areas:

  1. Business Administration
  2. Education
  3. Humanities
  4. Interdisciplinary
  5. Natural Sciences
  6. Nursing
  7. Social Sciences
  8. Visual & Performing Arts

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