Economy and Industry

Bachelor of General Studies


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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500
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Program Details

The knowledge of culture, communication skills, economics and management strategies gained with a Bachelor of General Studies with a focus in Economy and Industry forms a solid foundation for a variety of careers. Students can learn using a multidisciplinary approach or by selecting a focus in one area such as the environment, the arts or marketing.

Economy and Industry graduates work in retail, customer relations, nonprofits, local government, and development fields including management, human resources, public relations and program design. This focus theme is also good preparation for graduate studies in business administration.

General Studies, like many majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


Potential courses within this program are listed below. Work with your advisor to choose your specific path.

ACCT 200: Introduction to Financial Accounting
ECON 200: Basic Economic Issues
BNAD 303: Marketing Principles, Concepts and Tools
ENGL 307: Business Writing
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