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General Studies Degree and Programs

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It's a multi-tasking world today, and employers are typically looking for workers with a broad knowledge base and an open, well-educated mind. A general studies degree offers the communication and critical thinking skills that employers seek. In this degree program, you'll sample knowledge from different fields. This can enable you to later draw on information and perspectives from diverse areas like the sciences, philosophy, political history, and literature.

General Studies and Career Training

Career training in general studies can be an effective way to prepare you for an uncertain job market and the diverse possibilities it may offer. Students who earn associate degrees in general studies can gain a crucial general education, while preparing themselves for a more specialized degree down the line. Bachelor's and even master's degrees are available in general studies, for the student who wants to deepen his or her understanding of the culture at large.

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