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General and Basic Studies

General and Basic Studies

Academic Advising


Our Basic Studies advisors guide students in major selection and counsel them on academic success as well as University policies and procedures.
Students will be advised in Basic Studies until a minimum of 12 hours and a cumulative 2.5 GPA have been earned. Students with less than a 2.5 GPA will remain in Basic Studies until a maximum of 24 hours are earned. Once 24 hours are earned, students will be transferred to their major department. Students who have not completed developmental coursework may be retained until 30 hours are earned.
Students who declare their major as General Studies can choose one of three concentations: Applied and Natural Sciences, Arts and Humanities, or Behavioral Sciences.
General Studies offers a broad and interdisciplinary program that offers students the opportunity develop critical thinking and cultural awareness through an individualized course of study. Students take a range of courses in Liberal Arts and Sciences.