Majors in Developmental Studies

  • Student at the Developmental Studies Department

    Create Your Own Major and Advance Your Career

    It doesn't matter how you start or at what level. You are to be commended on the fact that you have entered or reentered college. Whether you wish to pursue an AA in General Studies or a BS in General Studies, you will be guided by the faculty members of the Department of Developmental Studies as you determine which courses match your level. They will guide you as you create your own course of study, and they will make sure that you have access to any supplemental support you need. 

    BS in General Studies

    • With faculty advisement, explore and develop an individualized plan of study complete with proposed theme, rationale, and courses needed to satisfy the Special Interest Area.
    • Incorporate basic and applied coursework within a theoretical framework that culminates in a senior-year independent research project.
    • Get credit for your work experience, provided it fits well with your plan and is approved.
    • Take full advantage of all of the supplemental assistance offered by the department.

    AA in General Studies

    • Designed specifically for the nontraditional or adult learner.
    • Acquire a broad base of knowledge in the liberal arts from a curriculum consisting of the core liberal studies requirements for bachelor’s degree programs plus 10 credits of electives.
    • Note that course requirements are sometimes adjusted for individuals. (No more that 30 credits may be transferred into this degree program from other colleges.)