General Studies Bachelor's Degree | Evening or Online 4-Year General Studies Program in Buffalo, NY

General Studies Bachelor's Degree | Evening or Online 4-Year General Studies Program in Buffalo, NY

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General Studies (BS)

Designed to produce well-rounded critical thinkers with the ability to analyze and synthesize disparate topics and to direct actions based on an understanding of ethical behavior and personal responsibility. Meet our interdisciplinary studies faculty.

The surprising power of the general studies degree: take a look at the skills employers say they’re after. LinkedIn’s research on the most sought-after job skills by employers for 2019 found that the three most-wanted “soft skills” were creativity, persuasion and collaboration, while one of the five top “hard skills” was people management.

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About the Program

Medaille’s Bachelor of Science in General Studies is ideal for working adults who already have approximately two years of college credit or an associate degree, and who need flexible scheduling options. The program is designed to produce well-rounded critical thinkers with the ability to analyze and synthesize disparate topics, function effectively in workplace teams, and direct actions based on an understanding of ethical behavior and personal responsibility.

If you're looking to secure two years' worth of credits in order to begin this program, the Associate in Science in General Studies is an excellent method to do so. Not only do you earn necessary credits to move into the bachelor's degree, but you also earn a two-year degree in the process.

 

Admission Requirements

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What can you do with a bachelor's degree in general studies? 

Those who earn a bachelor’s degree in general studies make an average of $58,000 per year in careers such as:

Public Relations Director

Brand Manager

Technical Writer

Social Worker

Software Consultant

Copywriter

General Manager

Executive Assistant

Risk Management Specialist

Nonprofit Program Manager

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Program Specs

Campus: Buffalo, Online

Credits: 120 credits 

Program Length: Complete your degree in 2-4 years (depending on prior work, transfer credits and credits taken each term)

Formats/Scheduling: Evening, Online

Delivery

Seven-week courses

On-campus classes meet once per week from 6 to 10 p.m.

Online program has no scheduled class times — while there are weekly due dates, you can complete your coursework on a schedule that works best for you

Fall, spring and summer starts

Career-focused goal-oriented general studies degree
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Bachelor's in General Studies Curriculum (120 credits)

Humanities
(Minimum of 6 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 8 credits per recommended sequence following)

One HUM course must be a writing course. Recommended courses:

ENG 111 Writing Effective Essays (4) [or equivalent]

ENG 201 Writing the Research Paper (4) [or equivalent]

 

Natural Sciences
(Minimum of 3 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 4 credits per recommended sequence following)

Recommended course: 

GEN 241 Scientific Methods and Discovery (4)

or BIO 150 Environmental Studies (4 - online only) [or equivalent]

 

Ethics
(Minimum of 3 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 4 credits per recommended sequence following)

Recommended course: 

PHI 190 Ethical Issues for Today (4)
[or equivalent]

 

Mathematics
(Minimum of 3 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 4 credits per recommended sequence following)

Recommended course: 

MAT 121 Mathematical Applications (4) 

or MAT 203 Statistics for Today’s Business (4) [or equivalent]

 

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Social Sciences
(Minimum of 6 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 8 credits per recommended sequence following)

Students are required to complete two social sciences courses. Typical courses include:

GEN 221 Cultural Interactions: Early American Experiences (4)

HIS 210 Immigration in America (4 - online only)

HIS 251 Perspectives: The World Today (4)

PSY 101 General Psychology (4)

Computer Skills
(Minimum of 3 credits if utilizing transfer credits and/or a combination of transfer and Medaille credits; 4 credits per recommended sequence following)

CIS 118 Computer Skills and Applications (4) 

or CIS 160 Essential Technologies for Today (4 - online only)

 

Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives (21 credits)
Students are required to complete 21 credits of Liberal Arts and Sciences courses. Courses in the humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences are considered Liberal Arts and Sciences courses. Electives should be discussed in consultation with a student’s academic advisor.

 

300-400 Level Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives (18 credits)
Students are required to complete 18 credits of 300-400 level Liberal Arts and Sciences courses. Courses in the humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences are considered Liberal Arts and Sciences courses. Electives should be discussed in consultation with a student’s academic advisor.

 

Free Electives (57 credits)

 

Note: Online students are required to successfully complete INT 010 Online Prep prior to beginning their course sequence.

 

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