School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

General Studies

Anderson University offers a stand-alone general studies major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree and an Associate of Science degree in general studies. Students interested in pursuing the general studies major must have a plan of study approved by the dean of the School of Humanities & Behavioral Science before admission to the major is granted. Students majoring in general studies must complete all liberal arts program requirements. Additionally, students must complete a concentration of courses in one subject area. The subject area may be broadly defined as courses in common disciplines (i.e. science, foreign language, business, etc.).

What classes will I take?

  • LART 4500
  • 30 hours on concentration area
  • 40-43 hours of liberal arts core requirements

Additional requirements for Bachelor of Arts degree:

  • At least 30 hours from upper-division courses
  • At least 60 hours completed at Anderson University
  • Complete 120 hours

What kind of jobs will a general studies degree prepare me for?

The jobs available for a student with a degree in general studies depends on the concentration of the degree. Students with this major have found careers in varied areas, such as as marketing directors, brand managers, account directors, and software consultants.

What kind of experiences will I have?

Each experience depends on the concentration the student selects. Students may have an internship, go on a Tri-S trip, or participate in community service for part of their experience.

Contact Dr. Joel Shrock, Dean, School of Humanities & Behavioral Science