School of General Studies
There are three general studies programs:
- General Studies – BA, BS, A
- Liberal Arts-A
- Individualized Studies – BA, BS
All of these programs offer flexibility and customization of the coursework in the degree. The associates degrees in general studies and in liberal arts are often used with the Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP).
The General Studies degree programs (BA, BS, A) offers flexibility as the student chooses one area of concentration for an associate’s degree program and two areas of concentration for a bachelor’s degree program. Then the student may pick and choose any courses from the concentration area(s). This is an excellent program to start with if you are undecided about a major. It provides an opportunity to explore courses and focus on general education courses that will count towards any major. It is also an excellent program for students looking to customize their degree to their own interests. Students can prepare themselves for a variety of careers and/or graduate school options.
LSSU offers an associate, a bachelor of arts, and a bachelor of science in general studies. The concentration areas for this degree are listed in the table below.
- Areas of Concentration
- Behavioral Sciences
Courses in sociology, psychology, and social work
Courses in accounting, business, economics, finance, management, and marketing
Courses in communication
- Computational Sciences
Courses in math and computer science
Courses in education, early childhood, and special education
- Emergency Services
Courses in criminal justice, fire science, and emergency medicine
Courses in engineering
- Fine Art
Courses in theatre and fine arts
Courses in emergency medicine, health, kinesiology, and nursing
- Humanities and Philosophy
Courses in humanities and philosophy
- Modern Languages and Literature
Courses in English and world languages
- Natural Sciences
Courses in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, and geology
- Social Sciences
Courses in economics, geography, history, and political science
Liberal Arts Associate Degree
The Liberal Arts Associate Degree also offers flexibility. It combines the general education requirements of a bachelors degree with a minor.
Individualized Studies is a degree custom designed by the student, advisor, and individualized studies committee. Please see the webpage about it for more information.