National Guard and Lindenwood University

To prepare for rapid changes in American and world cultures, the general studies major is designed to give the student the necessary tools of critical thinking, perspective, and adaptability. The major allows a student to study a broad range of courses in the liberal arts and humanities, as well as the student‘s specific areas of interest. Bachelor of arts in General Studies 39 credit hours Students must complete all the general education (GE) courses required of all students. The major in general studies requires students to complete 39 credit hours of electives beyond the normal GE requirements. Any course listed in the LU General Education Handbook will satisfy this 39 credit hour elective requirement.


All elective courses must be different from those courses taken to satisfy general education requirements. For example, students are required to complete two literature courses for general education and two additional literature courses for the general studies degree.


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