The BA degree program in general studies offers students a flexible, innovative path to degree completion. Graduates of the program are informed and effective members of society who are well-prepared for a changing global marketplace with its diverse cultures.
The theme of this degree is society and the individual. Students explore the tensions between individualism and collectivism, the public and private selves and the interplay of culture and identity.
General Studies (BA)
Integrative Sciences and Arts, College of
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Application requirementsAll students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Students who have majored in general studies have the option of working in almost any field that requires effective interaction with others, from sales to social services and organizational management to government administration. Graduates are equipped with transferable skills highly desired by many employers; therefore, a wide array of job choices are available. The bachelor's degree creates great flexibility in career choice because of the versatility within the program.
Graduates may choose to enter one of the occupations for which their cluster prepares them, including:
- administrative services manager
- medical and health service
- middle school teacher
- postsecondary teacher
- property, real estate and community association managers
- public relations specialist
- purchasing manager
- real estate sales agent
- sales manager
- writer and author