General Studies Curriculum

The General Studies major is designed to provide an opportunity for women who hold associate degrees in technical/business fields from an accredited college to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. 

In today's competitive workplace and constantly changing job market, a bachelor's degree in a broad field such as general studies can open doors to exciting new career opportunities. Mount Mary University's general studies degree-completion program supports you in developing critical and creative thinking and leadership skills so you can success personally and professionally.

Enhance Your Career Advancement Opportunities

Getting a degree in general studies is a great way to improve your employment opportunities and increase your earning potential. Our graduates report increased responsibilities and recognition in the workplace after earning their degree.

The general studies curriculum blends the richness of liberal arts with professional preparation. The program supports you to:

  • gain a strong background in the liberal arts
  • expand your critical and creative thinking skills
  • broaden your knowledge of the world
  • grow intellectually and personally
  • develop leadership skills

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

  • SYM 110 Leadership for Social Justice 3 credits
  • Capstone (in General Studies or appropriate departmental Capstone) 3 credits
  • Concentration of 10 credits in one of the core realms:
• Humanities, Including coursework in Communication, English, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Theology, and/or Spanish
• Sciences, Including coursework in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and/or Psychology
Program Requirements
• Social Sciences, Including coursework in Anthropology, Justice, Political Science, Sociology, and/or Economics
• Fine Arts, Including coursework in Art, Music, and/or Dance

Complete degree requirements on the general studies curriculum and a listing of courses are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Scholarships for General Studies Majors

As a full-time general studies student, you may be eligible for a transfer student scholarship. Contact your admission counselor for more information. In addition, check with the human resources office at the company where you are employed to see if your employer offers tuition assistance or reimbursement.