Catalog 2010-2012

General Studies

The General Studies major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

This is a diversified liberal arts major supervised by the Coordinator of the Individual Studies Program.


a minimum of 15 semester hours of 100-level^ coursesfrom each of three of the five colleges** for a minimum total of 45 hours

^See page xxx for 4-digit numbers associated with 100-level courses.

A General Studies major enables students to take a wide variety of courses from many different departments. This can lead to a well-rounded liberal arts education. The major is not directed toward any particular vocation or certification. The emphasis of this major is on distribution rather than concentration. Each General Studies major is encouraged to develop a program of study according to her/his own needs, interests, and career goals. The selection of courses is largely left to the student. Students may not declare a second major and be registered for the General Studies major.

*The five** colleges are:

  1. College of Business Administration
  2. College of Education
  3. College of Humanities and Fine Arts**
  4. College of Natural Sciences**
  5. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

See pages xxx to xxx for a list of the departments under each college.

(See page xxx for the General Studies program for registered nurses.)

**Plans are in progress to consolidate the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the College of Natural Sciences by June 30, 2011.