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The General Studies major is a multidisciplinary degree program that allows students to maximize their educational experience by customizing their study around their individual areas of interest. The major affords students the opportunity to engage in substantial study in different curricular domains. The major is comprised of two concentrations, at least one of which must be offered by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Learning Outcomes

A successful General Studies graduate is expected to:

  1. Articulate the rationale behind the choice of concentrations comprising the major;
  2. Analyze and articulate relevant theories and principles underlying disciplines in the two areas of concentration in the major;
  3. Synthesize the theories and principles from disciplines in the two areas of concentration in the major into a unified, coherent project.

Curriculum Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 credits)

Students are required to complete 30 credit hours as part of the General Education Program.

General Studies Major Requirements (34 credits)

  • UNIV 2901 Workshop in General Studies (1 credit)
  • UNIV 4901 Capstone in General Studies (3 credits)

Concentration Areas (30 credits)

Select two areas of concentration.

Select one of the following areas of concentration. At least 15 credits must be at the 3000/4000 level.

  • Humanities—courses offered by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Math, Science, and Technology—courses offered by the College of Engineering and Computing and Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
  • Performing and Visual Arts—courses offered by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences—courses offered by the College of Psychology

Select one of the following areas of concentration, or select a second area of concentration from the list above. At least 15 credits must be at the 3000/4000 level.

  • Health Care Sciences—courses offered by the College of Health Care Sciences
  • Nursing—courses offered by the College of Nursing
  • Education—courses offered by the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education
  • Business—courses offered by the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Human Service, Health, and Justice—courses offered by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

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