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General Studies, B.G.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Hammond, LA, United States
The General Studies Program at Southeastern Louisiana University welcomes students with diverse academic pursuits who are interested in bridging the disciplines, widening their personal perspectives and discovering concentrations that fit their interests
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An interdisciplinary degree is desirable in a rapidly changing world and provides greater flexibility in creating a curriculum for an undergraduate degree.

With that focus, we assist students with gaining the self-knowledge and occupational knowledge necessary to plan effectively and maintain successful and rewarding careers. The purpose of the General Studies degree program is to provide flexibility to students with broad interests, to offer an option to those with new or changing career interests late in their academic careers, to prepare students for entry into certain graduate and professional programs and/or the world of work, and to assist those seeking a degree for career advancement/promotion.

The General Studies program at Southeastern Louisiana University allows students to explore multiple interests, prepare for graduate studies or complete a degree for personal satisfaction or job promotion. The program offers flexibility in helping students set and achieve their academic goals.

Program Highlights

  • Flexible, specialized curriculum designed for each student

  • Ongoing faculty research and development

  • Scholarly faculty involvement through presentations and publications

  • Student access to licensed career counselors as advisors

  • Positive feedback from General Studies students

  • Successful completion of programs for many transfer and non-traditional/returning students

  • Student access to many online course offerings

  • Preparation for graduate or pre-professional programs

  • Honors curriculum available

Career options:

  • Account Executive
  • Attorney
  • Banker
  • Buyer
  • Entrepreneur/Small Business Owner
  • Human Resource Professional
  • Legal Assistant or Paralegal
  • Lobbyist
  • Manager
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Office 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • English
  • Communication
  • Mathematics
  • American History or Western Civilization
  • Behavioral Science or Business Elective
  • Library Science
  • Natural Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

To be eligible for full admission to Southeastern, international beginning freshmen students must meet ALL of the following criteria:Must have completed a recognized secondary school program with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.35.Must have taken the TOEFL or IELTS *:

  • Minimum IELTS score required - 6.0 overall band
  • Minimum TOEFL scores required - 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, and 61 internet based
  • Minimum TOEFL scores required - 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, and 61 internet based 
Must have taken the ACT or SAT:
  • Minimum Verbal SAT of 450 or minimum 460 in Math (old format)
  • Minimum Writing and Language of 25 or 500 in Math (new format
  • Minimum English ACT of 18 or minimum Math ACT of 19

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21243 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21243 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    21243 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21243 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8765 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8765 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Hammond

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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