General Studies



In a general studies major you’ll build a broad-based education. You won’t learn the skills you’ll need to do a certain job. Instead, you’ll learn how to think critically, communicate effectively, and pull together knowledge from many disciplines -- skills you’ll need to be successful in almost any career.

However, the general studies major is more than a collection of courses chosen at random from the course catalog. At some schools, general studies majors design their own program and pick courses that relate to a certain theme. In others, they follow a more structured curriculum set by the university, taking a certain number of credits in the arts, the sciences, and the social sciences.