What will I learn?

If you have diverse interests, consider this highly flexible program where you choose from themes related to society and the individual. Also it is a great option if you want to maximize transfer credits or existing credits.

Program Description

The BA in general studies offers students a flexible, innovative path to degree completion. Graduates of the program will be 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 will explore the tensions between individualism and collectivism, the public and private selves and the interplay of culture and identity.

Career Opportunities

General Studies majors 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 will be 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
  • curator
  • 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

Which department am I in?

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$10,368.00 per year
Start date

20 August 2020

Venue

Lake Havasu City Campus

100 University Way,

LAKE HAVASU CITY,

Arizona,

86403, United States

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,200.00 per year
Start date

20 August 2020

Venue

Downtown Phoenix Campus

University Center,

411 N Central Avenue,

PHOENIX,

Arizona,

85004, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic requirements

Freshmen must have a 3.00 grade point average (a "B" or better where "A"=4.00) from a secondary school.

Competency requirements

International students who attended four years of high school in the U.S. are required to meet the competency requirements.

English: four years (composition/literature based)

Math: four years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite)

Laboratory science: three years total (one year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences, and physics)

Social science: two years (including one year American history)

Foreign language: two years (same language).

Fine arts: one year

International students who completed high school outside the U.S. are required to meet the following competency requirements:

Math: four years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite)

Laboratory science: three years total (one year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences, and physics)

English proficiency scores: TOEFL: 61 (iBT); IELTS: minimum 6.0; PTE: minimum 53.

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