General Studies

General Studies is a term used to apply to majors that utilize almost any Associate degree, even if that Associate degree was not originally intended for transfer to a university (applied career technical Associate degrees).  Universities use different names for these Bachelor's degree programs, including "Applied Science," "Leadership Studies", and "Organizational Leadership." These majors tend to focus on general management skills for people who have been working in an applied field and now want to move into leadership positions in their same field.  An example would be a firefighter with an Associate degrees in Fire Science who needs a Bachelor's degree to achieve a higher rank in their department.  Some of these majors allow you to essentially create your own major and select classes that will benefit you; other universities have a set program of leadership and management classes. 
    ​​​​​​Humboldt State Interdisciplinary Studies - Leadership Studies program information.pdf