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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Focus your studies in computer science, criminal justice, finance, kinesiology, management and marketing.
This program is also available 100% online. Learn more about the Online General Studies - Applied Science concentration.
The humanities concentration covers topics such as communication, digital arts, English, history and mass communication.
Explore areas such as biology, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics and physics.
This concentration includes the study of geography, political science, psychology and sociology.
“The one-on-one attention and counseling [at LSUS] was invaluable.”Laurel BrightwellCommercial Realtor for U.L. Coleman Companies
The bachelor’s degree in general studies will prepare you for careers in a wide range of fields, including: