What is a bachelor of general study degree?
A bachelor of general study degree is also known as a liberal arts degree and is one of the most flexible degrees available. With the background of a general study degree, you will take courses in a variety of different subjects from psychology to fine arts to English to sciences. While some people decide to ultimately specialize in one field or another, MSN has found that overspecialization may actually cause more harm than good, lowering your chances of landing certain jobs. A bachelor of general study degree lets you keep your options open when considering various careers.
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics has found that most employers will consider hiring people with a bachelor of general study degree for jobs they may not be exactly qualified for, as long as they have had real-world experience during their studies. MSNBC has noted that employers also noted that having a wide-range of exposure through a general study degree allows for a greater level of flexibility and resourcefulness that many employers place high emphasis on.
What will I learn?
When you enter school to pursue a bachelor of general study degree, you will be given coursework that allows you to experience many different types of work, theories, beliefs, applications, principles and methodology. You will study history, the arts, different types of science such as biology, engineering, health and psychology and humanities. A general study degree usually has an interdisciplinary approach that cross-references each of the different areas of study, showing how they intertwine or affect each other and offers the opportunity for hands-on experience.
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