The general studies degree offers an alternative to the traditional bachelor of science or bachelor of arts programs for students who desire:
To earn a baccalaureate degree by studying a broad area of concentration rather than a defined departmental curriculum.
To find a college experience more suitable to specific lifetime interests and/or career changes.
To emphasize lifelong learning for the sake of enrichment.
To enhance the potential for employment in a changing job market.
Due to the broad focus of the bachelor of general studies requirements, this program is not recommended for a student who intends to fulfill specific admissions requirements for:
Graduate or professional schools.
Professions which require state certification or licensing.
The bachelor of general studies degree is especially designed to allow a greater flexibility in the selection of courses. It does require adherence to certain guidelines for all degree programs at Louisiana College. To be admitted to the general studies program, a student must have successfully completed at least 15 semester hours at Louisiana College and possess a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.