General Studies

Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.)

Customize a program of study to fit your educational and professional goals. LSUS’ general studies bachelor’s degree offers an excellent alternative to the traditional degree program, allowing you the flexibility to create a path that is as diverse as your opportunities for employment following graduation.

Why LSUSgeneral studies degree program? 

This individualized, interdisciplinary program is designed to be exactly how you need it to be. Not only can you choose classes that combine different fields of study in creative ways, you can apply coursework from other accredited institutions toward your degree. The bachelor’s degree in general studies is available both at LSUS’ main campus in Shreveport, Louisiana, and online.  

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Explore the General Studies Bachelor’s Degree at LSUS

With strong advising and flexible course options, the general studies major at LSUS will prepare you for your next step—whether that’s continuing your education or starting your career. 

Diverse Courses 
As a general studies major, your courses might look a little different than those of other students in the program. For example, you could take courses focusing on public speaking, marine biology, library research, and physical geography all in the same semester.  

Student Life 
LSUS offers more than 70 student clubs and organizations for you to get involved in. Not only do you get to study a wide-variety of courses, but you can also participate in varied groups. Your involvement on campus will help you build a network and your résumé prior to graduation.  

Set up for Success 
You’ll graduate from the general studies program with a solid foundation in writing, communication, critical thinking and analytical skills—all of which employers are looking for in potential new hires. LSUS also provides the personal instruction and advising services you need to successfully chart your degree path and prepare for your career.  

Financial Aid for General Studies Majors 
More than $12.4 million is awarded to LSUS students every year in the form of scholarships.

Explore the types of financial aid you could qualify for. 

Applied Science

General Studies Concentration

Focus your studies in computer science, criminal justice, finance, kinesiology, management and marketing.  

Humanities

General Studies Concentration

The humanities concentration covers topics such as communication, digital arts, English, history and mass communication.

Natural Science

General Studies Concentration

Explore areas such as biology, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics and physics. 

Social Sciences

General Studies Concentration

This concentration includes the study of geography, political science, psychology and sociology. 

“The one-on-one attention and counseling [at LSUS] was invaluable.”
Laurel Brightwell
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Where Can a General Studies Degree from LSUS Take You?

The bachelor’s degree in general studies will prepare you for careers in a wide range of fields, including: 

  • Law 
  • Politics 
  • Library science 
  • Education 
  • Public service 

  • Advocacy 
  • Public relations 
  • Healthcare 
  • Sales 
  • Marketing 
  • Nonprofit 
  • Consultancy 
  • Real estate 

 Learn more about the general studies curriculum.