General Studies

General Studies
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General Studies

The General Studies Curricula, administered by the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences, include a two-year program of study leading to an Associate Degree and a four-year program leading to a Bachelor’s Degree. Coursework is available in a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. Highly flexible programs, of interest to many students, can be developed according to individual needs.

- Students interested in General Studies Curricula include persons who wish to:

- Tailor a non-traditional degree program to fit their career and personal interests.

- Change college majors late in their academic careers.

- Return to college as mature students with new career interests.

Cost of Attendance & More

Making sure your program is the right financial investment is an important part of the search process.


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What sets us apart?


Students may design a curriculum in one of five areas of study: Arts and Humanities, Science and Math, Social Sciences, Business, and Applied Science.


Each of the areas of study provides students with the opportunity to fulfill major requirements using a variety of disciplines.

Numerous Areas of Interest 

The curricula allow for sufficient elective courses that can be structured to include minor(s) and other areas of interest, directed by a professional academic advisor for General Studies.

Diverse Courses and Faculty

Students in General Studies are exposed to a wide variety of subject matter and methods of instruction.

Preparedness for Future

Students who graduate in General Studies go on to graduate school or pursue employment upon graduation.

Online option

We offer Associate and Bachelor in General Studies degrees 100% online as well. Please check ULM Online web page for details.

Because of the flexible and interdisciplinary nature of this program, graduates of the General Studies Program can be prepared for a wide variety of careers, including:

  • Media and entertainment
  • Advertising, sales, and promotions
  • Sports and recreation
  • Non-profit and human services
  • Management and marketing
  • Public relations and event planning
  • Government and foreign service
  • Law enforcement
  • Law school, health professions, and other graduate programs

The following link leads to a description of the five areas of concentration and the number of hours in each category needed for a degree.

All students are encouraged to get involved on campus through numerous student organizations to help build a resume. You can visit to search organizations. Some other recommended extracurricular activities are:

  • ULM Research Symposium 
  • Mentorship program at ULM
  • Emerging Scholars program at ULM

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