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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

RES 340 Research Methods and Writing 3
ANTH 350 Cultural Anthropology 3
ART 100 World of Art 3
CHEM 210 Survey of Chemistry 3
CMP 101 Introduction to Computers 3
COM 100 Introduction to Communication 3
COM 101 Communication for Personal Development 3
COM 275 Speech Communication 3
COM 420 Managerial Communications 3
ECON 205 Introduction to Economics 3
ECON 310 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 490 Managerial Economics 3
ENG 110 Introduction to Writing 3
ENG 160 English Composition I 3
ENG 170 English Composition II 3
ENG 180 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 185 Literary Studies 3
HIST 150 World History I 3
HIST 160 American History I 3
HIST 165 American History II 3
HUM 125 Critical Thinking 3
MAT 140 College Algebra 3
PHIL 430 Religious Studies 3
POLI 110 Introduction to Political Science 3
POLI 365 American Government 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 315 Abnormal Psychology 3
SCI 195 Survey of Physical Sciences 3
SCI 295 Environmental Science 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 210 Diversity and Culture 3
SPAN 110 Introduction to Spanish I 3
SPAN 115 Introduction to Spanish II 3

Students select from SEVEN (7) elective courses from BIO, COM, ECON, MAT, PHIL, PSY, BUS, LGS, CJS to complete this category. Please see the university catalog for course selection details. ELECTIVE TOTAL: 21