Finish Your Degree
Make the most of the credits you’ve already earned. General studies and applied humanities degrees allow you to transfer in previously completed credits and customize your degree to fast-track your path to graduation.
Flexible Degree Pathways
What is a General Studies Degree?
A Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) is a humanities degree that teaches core skills that can be applied to a variety of career fields. The flexible focus of a BGS degree allows you the opportunity to create your own path to graduation while strengthening important skills such as critical thinking, communication and adaptability. With six customizable degree pathways, you can transform your passion for learning into a dynamic, interdisciplinary degree at Arizona Online.
What is an Applied Humanities Degree?
Arizona Online offers four unique Applied Humanities degrees that provide you with an interdisciplinary education and hands-on experience. Applied humanities degrees focus on developing organizational, collaborative, and leadership skills that are often used in administrative contexts. Combining professional skills in a focused area of study with cognitive, creative, interpersonal and intercultural intelligence, these degrees can offer you a vital edge in a variety of career fields.
How Do General Studies and Applied Humanities Degrees Work?
Already have credits from another university? Submit your transcripts and our advising team will review the coursework to find the right pathway for you.
CREATE YOUR INDIVIDUALIZED PLAN
How long does it take to get an applied humanities or general studies degree? It depends. Build an academic plan with your adviser to create the fastest track to degree completion.
Kickstart Your Career
Before you graduate, you’ll work with faculty to complete a capstone project that builds your portfolio and determines career opportunities based on your expertise.
General Studies Degrees
Applied Humanities Degrees
Careers with a Humanities Degree
Humanities degrees are stepping stones to help you choose the career that’s right for you or strengthen your skills in your existing career field. The versatility of these degrees enables you to concentrate on coursework tailored to your interests, passions and goals. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to enter a wide range of fields, including education, business, government, public health, law, information technology, public relations, marketing and so much more.
Graduates are also strong candidates for further education. Many graduate schools value the diverse background and experience gained through an interdisciplinary humanities degree.
Read About What is Humanities? A Complete Guide to Humanities Courses
The term “humanities” is often used in higher education and, like the courses offered under the humanities umbrella, it can have a broad definition. So, what is the study of Humanities?
Is a Humanities Degree Right for Me?
Humanities degrees are so versatile that they could be right for just about anyone, but here are three indicators that this degree might be right for you.
Your previous major didn’t work out or you’re struggling to find a new one.
Have you switched majors a few times or enjoyed taking courses on tons of different topics?
Combine those credits to create an interdisciplinary degree in applied humanities or general studies.
Choosing a single field of study can be challenging. This path lets you choose where to put your efforts.