General Studies

If you can't see yourself deciding on just one major, consider the general studies program. Design your degree by choosing two minors to create the perfect major.

Why choose general studies?

A bachelor's degree in general studies is ideal for those who prefer not to choose a specific major. The general studies program is rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, which prepares students to be adaptive problem solvers with excellent communication skills. Develop skill sets that will be valued across industries and be able to respond to changes driven by technology or global shifts.

Why study general studies at the College of Charleston?

Create a customized degree by choosing from over 80 minors offered by the College while developing the skills you need to be successful in the 21st century. Focus your studies in two areas of your choice and complete a capstone course that showcases how what you've learned works together. It is also possible to complete this degree online by choosing from a smaller, but growing, list of minors.

Online Minors:

- communications
- sociology
- project management
- business administration
- medical humanities
- psychology

Alice Hamilton
General Studies Program Director


School of Education, Health, and Human Performance
86 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Admissions: 843.953.5670
School: 843.953.5613

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