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General Studies Program

Possible Occupations

What can you do with a General Studies degree?

A wide variety of employment opportunities are available to those who earn a GS degree. Searching for a career can be an overwhelming task, but with a solid foundation in writing, communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills, you, as a GS graduate, can excel in many different areas. Here are a few success stories of former graduates:

  • Sheriff Stephen Prator (1975) also former Chief of Shreveport Police
  • Betty Cannon (1978) Broadmoor Branch Manager Shreve Memorial Library
  • Brenda Hall (1978) School Psychologist Desoto Parish School Board
  • Charles Washington (1992) Music Teacher Youree Drive Middle School
  • Lonnie McCray (1996) Dean of Arts, Humanities, Social Studies, and Education Southern University - Shreveport
  • Hazel Beard (1984) Mayor of Shreveport 1990-1994


Other possibilities:
Entry-level positions in public relations, patient advocacy, health education, pharmaceutical and medical equipment sales, purchasing and marketing; hospitals, nursing homes, home health care agencies, non-profit organizations, public and private religious service agencies, and information center consultants.

Remember, you are able to tailor your degree to meet your career goals.

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