Why study General Studies: Concentration Multi-Disciplinary at APSU?
If you are a student with an earned associate's degree or have earned college credits with an interest to complete at least two minors, then this option can be designed to meet your career goals. It is more broadly based to gain basic knowledge in at least two subjects of study and designed to supplement an established area of interest. Students will choose the appropriate APSU minors with guidance from an experienced advisor.
What will I learn?
Students will learn the foundational principles for their two declared minors. Prerequisites will be considered to meet potential graduate-school requirements. Experienced advisors will facilitate the coordination of appropriate course selections to meet both departmental guidelines for the minors and the major requirements for degree completion.
The Freshmen Seminar degree requirement completed by most students is APSU 1000. The course is delivered in a small-class setting with like-minded students led by a faculty member and a peer leader. The interdisciplinary course is intended to support first-semester students and provide them with a foundation for university success. Emphasis is placed on student engagement, university learning success strategies, support services, library literacy, financial literacy, and academic and career planning. The first class meeting of APSU 1000 during fall semesters is on Freshmen Convocation Day.
The general education core is designed to develop critical competencies in written communication, oral communication, mathematical analysis, and critical thinking skills. Students at APSU select coursework in the general education core in the areas of Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics. While the general education core requirements for graduation can be met by choosing courses from each of these areas, some programs of study require lower division courses that serve as prerequisites for upper division courses. Students should consult the sample 4-year plans and confer with their academic advisors as they choose their general education core courses.
What engagement opportunities are available to APSU students?
APSU fosters a positive campus environment that encourages active participation in university life.
APSU students engage in HIP curricular and co-curricular experiences that advance their learning and knowledge. Opportunities include first-year seminar, first-year learning communities, common reading experience 'The Peay Read', undergraduate research, study abroad, service and community-based learning, internships, e-portfolio development, and capstone courses & projects.
What Do General Studies: Concentration Multi-Disciplinary Majors Do After Graduation?
If you are interested in a career that requires versatility in a variety of specialties, then this major can be used for entry-level positions that do not require intensive training from a specific discipline. The degree is an appropriate stepping-stone for students seeking additional study for a graduate-level certificate or a master's degree.
- Various entry-level positions
- Graduate School