The bachelor's degree in general studies program provides students with a unique educational experience that combines formal and informal learning in a way that enhances each student’s overall learning experience.

General Studies offers course options from the Humanities, Business, Visual & Performing Arts, and Social Sciences Areas, to supplement courses from the Liberal Arts Core. All of the courses comprising this program are offered 100% online.

The goal of the General Studies bachelor's degree is to provide fundamental knowledge in the areas of Communication, Collaboration and Community that serves as a basis for a capstone research paper.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Communication: Students will examine and understand the social, historical, practical and inter-cultural nature of communications, including digital and social media, public relations, web design, and marketing.
  • Collaboration: Students will demonstrate familiarity with the language of management, the various theories and dynamics of individual and group behavior, and cross-cultural perspectives within organizations and management styles.
  • Community: Students will gain a broad understanding of global and local communities, and their associated complexities and challenges, including domestic violence, addiction, oppression, social diversity, prejudice and fiscal and social justice.

WRITING & INTELLECT TRAD

Complete the following courses.

  • - Writing and Intellectual Trad I (3 s.h.)
  • - Writing and Intellectual Trad II (3 s.h.)

THEOLOGY

Complete the following courses.

  • - Introduction to the Bible (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Christian Thought and Practice (3 s.h.) or
    • - Faith and World View (3 s.h.)

COMMUNICATION

Complete one of the following courses.

  • - Fundamentals of Communication (3 s.h.)
  • - Intercultural Communication (3 s.h.)

LITERATURE

Complete one of the following courses.

  • - Literature and the Critical Imagination (3 s.h.)
  • - Global Literature: Origins and Intersections (3 s.h.)
  • - British Literature: Origins and Intersections (3 s.h.)
  • - American Literature: Survey I (3 s.h.)
  • - British Literature: Survey II (3 s.h.)
  • - American Literature: Survey II (3 s.h.)
  • - Survey of Peninsular Literature and Cultures Through the Golden Age (3 s.h.)
  • - Survey of Peninsular Literature and Cultures: Golden Age to Present (3 s.h.)

FINE ARTS

Complete one of the following courses.

  • - Introduction To Art (3 s.h.)
  • - Art History I: Prehistory-Renaissance (3 s.h.)
  • - Art History II: Renaissance through 20th Century (3 s.h.)
  • - Humanities Through the Arts (3 s.h.)
  • - Foundations of Music Theory (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Music (3 s.h.)
  • - History of Blues, Jazz & Rock (3 s.h.)
  • - American Music Styles (3 s.h.)
  • - History of Music I: Ancient to 18th Century (3 s.h.)
  • - History of Music II: 18th Cent. to Present (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Theatre (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Contemporary Drama (3 s.h.)

WELLNESS

Complete one of the following courses.

  • - Wellness Workshop (1 s.h.)
  • - Dimensions of Wellness (2 s.h.)
  • - Nutrition (3 s.h.)

MATHEMATICS

Complete one of the following courses.

  • - Quantitative Reasoning (3 s.h.)
  • - Precalculus (4 s.h.)
  • - Finite Math (3 s.h.)
  • - Calculus I (4 s.h.)

SCIENCE

Complete 4 s.h. from the following courses.

  • - General Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - Environmental Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - Human Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - General Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Chemistry (4 s.h.)
  • - Perspectives on Natural Sciences (3 s.h.)
  • - Physical Science (2 s.h.)
  • - Earth Science (2 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Astronomy (4 s.h.)
  • - Introductory College Physics (4 s.h.)
  • - University Physics (4 s.h.)

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Complete 9 s.h.

Complete one of the following courses.

  • - World History to 1200 (3 s.h.)
  • - World History 1200-Present (3 s.h.)
  • - United States History to 1877 (3 s.h.)
  • - United States History Since 1877 (3 s.h.)

Complete two of the following courses- each from a different discipline.

  • - American Federal Government (3 s.h.)
  • - State/Local Government (3 s.h.)
  • - Political Philosophy (3 s.h.)
  • - General Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • - World Geography (3 s.h.)
  • - US Geography (3 s.h.)
  • - Fundamentals of Sociology (3 s.h.)
  • - Social Problems (3 s.h.)
  • - Family (3 s.h.)
  • - Social Psychology (3 s.h.)

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