General Studies Program

Calumet College of St. Joseph's General Studies degree supports your goal to earn a broad based education

The General Studies Program, part of General Education at CCSJ is cross-disciplinary in character, and is intended for students whose interests and goals fall outside the framework of a traditional major.  The General Studies Program offers a B.S. degree representing a broad-based education.  Rather than aiming at a particular field, students acquire general skills and obtain the necessary knowledge to become contributing members of society, capable of fulfilling their civic and social roles across society.

An academic advisor, in consultation with the Program Director, assists the student in the completion of degree requirements.

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Career Options with this major include, but are not limited to work as:

  • a corporate administrator
  • an office administrator
  • a general manager
  • an administrative assistant
  • a non-profit manager

In addition, students may pursue General Studies to prepare for graduate school.



Tina Ebenger, Ph.D.

Professor; Program Director, General Studies


Objectives and requirements

120 credit hours

The following courses are required for a major in General Studies:

38 hours: General Education

12 hours: Mid-level courses in major

    • Mid-level courses (level 200 and above)
      General Education courses are excluded from mid-level courses above.

21 hours: Upper-level courses in major

    • Upper level courses in concentration (300-400 level courses)
      Note: some 200 level courses may apply as upper level courses to the Baccalaureate degree with permission of program director

4 hours: Upper Level Courses in General Studies

    • GST 400 General Studies Seminar
    • GST 499 Integrative Project

45 hours: Electives

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