General Studies, B.A.

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/general-studies/programs

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  To review more detailed information regarding these requirements, please visit http://catalog.southernct.edu/undergraduate/degree-requirements.html (General Education Requirements). Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).

MAJOR REQUIRMENTS (30 Credits)

Required 2.0 GPA

General Studies majors require a minimum of 30 credits overall at the 300 or 400 level.

Concentration (24 Credits)

Select a 24-credit themed concentration (15 credits must be at the 300 or 400 level):
Business theme (ACC, BIS, ECO, FIN, MGT, MKT)
Educational Studies theme (EDU, ILS, SED)
Health and Community Service theme (CMD, EXS, HLS, HMS, HSC, NUR, PCH, REC, RSP, SHE, SMT, SWK)
Humanities theme (ART, COM, ENG, HIS, MUS, PHI, THR, WLL)
Social Sciences theme (ANT, ECO, GEO, PSC, PSY, SOC)
STEM theme (BIO, CHE, CSC, ESC, MAT, PHY)

Any 300 or 400 level course in the student's program, or 300 or 400 level course accepted for transfer credit, may count towards the major and concentration requirements outlined above.

In addition, students must combine courses from at least two course disciplines within the themed concentration.  

Additional areas of themed concentration can be constructed in consultation with the Academic Advising Department.