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School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

General Studies

Anderson University offers a stand-alone general studies major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree or 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 and Behavioral Science before admission to the major is granted. Students majoring in general studies must complete all liberal arts program requirements, as well as 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.).

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What courses will I take?

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

Contact Dr. Joel Shrock, dean, School of Humanities and Behavioral Science.

View the courses for the general studies major.

Program Requirements

Additional requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree:

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

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 various roles, such as as marketing directors, brand managers, account directors, and software consultants.


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

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