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The BA program in general studies offers students a flexible, innovative path to degree completion. Graduates of the program are informed and effective members of society who are well prepared for a changing global marketplace with its diverse cultures.

The theme of this degree is society and the individual. Students explore the tensions between individualism and collectivism, the public and private selves and the interplay of culture and identity.

Program offered

General Studies, BA

Offered by
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Location
Downtown, Polytechnic, Lake Havasu City

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Career outlook

Students who have majored in general studies have the option of working in almost any field that requires effective interaction with others, from sales to social services and organizational management to government administration. Graduates are equipped with transferable skills highly desired by many employers; therefore, a wide array of job choices are available. The bachelor's degree creates great flexibility in career choice because of the versatility within the program.

Graduates may choose to enter occupations for which their cluster prepares them, including:

  • administrative services manager
  • curator
  • medical and health service
  • middle school teacher
  • postsecondary teacher
  • property, real estate and community association managers
  • public relations specialist
  • purchasing manager
  • real estate sales agent
  • sales manager
  • writer and author

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Management Analysts 14.3%$82,450
Health Educators 14.5%$53,940
Compliance Managers 8%$105,610
Copy Writers7.6%$61,820
Editors-1.4%$58,770
Fitness and Wellness Coordinators 10.6%$81,630
Artists and Related Workers, All Other5.5%$63,540
Regulatory Affairs Managers 8%$105,610
Social and Community Service Managers 18%$64,100
Technical Writers 11%$70,930

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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