General Studies

Kristina Khalid-Abasi

"I have the flexibility to map out my own curriculum; I am now able to focus more on the things I enjoy most by getting a little bit of everything, but at the same time, I still have a centralized degree map I can look back to, rather than a constricted specific path."

Meet general studies major Kristina Khalid-Abasi

You should consider majoring in general studies if:

  • You want to explore multiple fields and subjects in your degree program.
  • Your career goals require a broader background than a traditional major.
  • You’re interested in custom-designing your own interdisciplinary curriculum.

The Bachelor of General Studies program allows you to design your own course path in college. There are no specific general studies classes — you have the freedom to select classes that are offered to all other students on campus.

At UL Lafayette, you can choose from one of five concentrations, or "blocks" as we call them in University College:

  • Applied Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Business Studies
  • Natural Sciences

Whichever you choose, you’ll get a deep understanding of the subjects you’re most passionate about with opportunities to get hands-on experience.

General Studies at UL Lafayette

What's General Studies Like?

  • Lab work
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  • Group work & collaboration
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  • Writing
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  • Presenting
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  • Math
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  • Leadership
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possible combinations of courses you can take for your Bachelor of General Studies degree

Life as a General Studies Major