Long Island General Studies Department

Long Island General Studies Department

Discover your passion. Prepare for your future. Get ready.

If you’re an adult learner looking for a highly flexible program and an innovative educational experience, our B.S. in General Studies is the right fit for you. Students develop 21st-century competencies while working with an adviser who helps design an academic pathway centered on each student’s strengths, prior education, experience and goals.

Have your own individualized degree plan assembled from a wide array of courses and certificate programs, ensuring that you hone the personal and professional skills essential to graduating with a well-rounded and marketable education.

Our B.S. in General Studies offers adults with nontraditional academic backgrounds, as well as those who have had previous college coursework, an opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree through a customizable course of study.

Whether you’re interested in advancing your current career, navigating a career change or adding value to your workplace and education, get ready for what your future holds with our B.S. in General Studies.

Stephen Cole ’23
General Studies Major

"The general studies department has been more than accommodating in regard to achieving my goal: a bachelor’s degree. This degree gave me the freedom to choose classes I am genuinely interested in and the guidance I needed to explore my arts minor."

The Long Island General Studies 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 concentration


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.

Learn more about our General Studies degree

General Studies Major
Get ready for what your future holds.

Get ready for what your future holds.