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The BA degree 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.
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A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
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 one of the occupations for which their cluster prepares them, including:
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:
|Insurance Policy Processing Clerks||11.1%||$38,790|
|Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||12%||$66,930|
|Business Teachers, Postsecondary||18.1%||$80,300|
|Education Administrators, Postsecondary||10.1%||$92,360|
|Postsecondary Teachers, All Other||9.4%||$64,480|
|Community Health Workers||18.1%||$38,370|
|English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||9.8%||$64,910|
|Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators||6.6%||$49,520|
|Fitness and Wellness Coordinators||10.6%||$81,630|
|Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers||7.6%||$61,820|
|Cargo and Freight Agents||10.4%||$41,820|
|General and Operations Managers||9.1%||$100,410|
|Insurance Claims Clerks||11.1%||$38,790|
|Investment Fund Managers||8%||$105,610|
|Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary||9%||$70,940|
|Industrial Production Managers||-0.5%||$100,580|
|Administrative Services Managers||10.1%||$94,020|
|Distance Learning Coordinators||10.6%||$81,630|
|Artists and Related Workers, All Other||5.5%||$63,540|
|Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program||10.8%||$46,890|
|Regulatory Affairs Managers||8%||$105,610|
|Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||7.9%||$94,390|
|Social and Community Service Managers||18%||$64,100|
|Loss Prevention Managers||8%||$105,610|
|Supply Chain Managers||8%||$105,610|
|Storage and Distribution Managers||6.7%||$92,460|
|Wind Energy Operations Managers||8%||$105,610|
|Wind Energy Project Managers||8%||$105,610|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).