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We recommend that students complete 60 credits before transferring into the program. Transfer credits from prior institutions are approved on a case-by-case basis in consultation with advisors, faculty, and the registrar.  In addition to meeting General Education requirements and other degree requirements, students in the General Studies program  complete courses in the following focus areas: 

  1. Humanities: 12 credits
  2. Natural Sciences: 12 credits
  3. Social Sciences: 12 credits
  4. Arts: 12 credits
  5. *Upper Level Courses
    • Primary Focus Area (concentration): 12 credits
    • Secondary Focus Area: 8 credits
  6. LBS 3880/Capstone Proseminar: 4 credits
  7. CAP4800/E Portfolio Capstone: 4 credits

*Students Choose from Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences or  Arts courses and are required to declare a concentration in their Primary Focus Area in order to complete program requirements. 

Students must earn a minimum of a C- in course work for upper level focus areas and Junior Seminar. Please note: Due to the broad array of courses in different disciplines, availability will vary on a semester by semester basis. Students should carefully consult with their advisor before registering for any classes. Some courses may be restricted to students in that major or minor, or may have prerequisites.  This will be clearly noted in the course descriptions within the course search.

The following academic departments offer courses with the specified subject prefix that count as satisfying the required focus areas of study. Note: Additional courses may be available if you have equivalency to the listed prerequisites.