Long Island General Studies Degree
Design a curriculum unique to your interests. Earn a general studies degree. Get ready.
Get on a career advancement track, navigate a change in profession or add value to your workplace and education with a B.S. in General Studies at St. Joseph's University.
At St. Joseph's University's Long Island campus, you will study with experienced professionals in a personal, small-class setting. Our faculty members are dedicated to providing an environment conducive to student learning, as well as personal and professional achievement.
Our program — geared toward adults with nontraditional backgrounds — utilizes personalized advisement to help design a curriculum around each student’s particular strengths, experiences and aspirations. Several program graduates have gone on to pursue a master’s degree at St. Joseph’s, with more detailed coursework in their area of concentration.
Be well-prepared to meet the challenges of career advancement in your chosen field with our B.S. in General Studies.
The Long Island General Studies Major Experience
Earn a Certificate While You Earn a B.S.: Students pursuing a major in general studies may also elect to earn one of our certificates to better structure their programs.
Advance Your Career: Often, adults pursuing a career change take advantage of this degree, and many continue on for a master’s degree with more detailed coursework in their area of
Flexible Scheduling: Regardless of your age, work schedule or other commitments, St. Joseph's University offers flexible scheduling options — including evening and online classes — that can fit the busy lifestyle of any student.
Flexible Scheduling and Credit for Experience
Creating a schedule that fits into your busy life has never been easier. Regardless of your age, work schedule or other commitments, at St. Joseph’s, we offer flexible scheduling options — including evening and online classes — that can fit the busy lifestyle of any student. In fact, St. Joseph's University offers qualifying students the chance to participate in the Prior Experiential Learning Assessment (PELA) Program, which gives you the opportunity to apply for credit for the experiential learning you have acquired during your career. Validated learning, not the experience alone, is the basis for awarding up to 27 PELA credits.