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Bachelor of Arts in

General Studies

Program Description

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies aims to develop a students’ general education while also putting emphasis on courses in career-related areas that compliment their individual interests. ALU’s bachelor degrees are 100% online enabling students to work full time while studying.

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Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree program, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills to:

  • Analyze social, economic and political influences on personal and social behavior.
  • Differentiate the roles and tasks of leaders and professionals in a variety of disciplines and fields.
  • Use technology and other resources to remain current in the student’s chosen field of personal and professional interest.
  • Make effective personal and professional decisions using appropriate analytical and critical thinking processes.
  • Identify and analyze legal and/or ethical issues that arise in individual and social practices and institutions.
  • Demonstrate effective writing skills in professional environments.

Program Plan for the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

ANTH 350Cultural Anthropology3
CHEM 210Survey of Chemistry3
CMP 101Introduction to Computers3
HIST 165American History II3
MAT 201Business Mathematics3
MAT 280Business Statistics3
PHIL 430Religious Studies3
COM 202Effective Prof. Communications3
COM 420Managerial Communications3
ECON 205Introduction to Economics3
ENG 110Introduction to Writing3
POLI 365American Government3
RES 340Research Methods and Writing3
SCI 295Environmental Science3
SOC 210Diversity and Culture3
SPAN 110Introduction to Spanish I3
SPAN 115Introduction to Spanish II3
PSY 315Abnormal Psychology3
 CORE TOTAL54
ART 100World of Art3
BIO 100Introduction to Biology3
COM 100Introduction to Communication3
COM 101Communication for Personal Development3
COM 275Speech Communication3
ECON 310Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 315Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 490Managerial Economics3
ENG 160English Composition I3
ENG 170English Composition II3
ENG 180Introduction to Literature3
ENG 185Literary Studies3
HIST 150World History I3
HIST 160American History I3
HUM 125Critical Thinking3
MAT 140College Algebra3
PHIL 225Ethics3
POLI 110Introduction to Political Science3
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 305Developmental Psychology3
SCI 195Survey of Physical Sciences3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
 GENERAL ED TOTAL66
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