What Can I Do With A Major In General Studies?

General Studies

While the Bachelor of General Studies degree does not qualify or certify someone for a particular job or career, the breadth of knowledge a student obtains through three different core areas allows for a diversified graduate capable of adapting to various careers.

Some students pursuing a Bachelor of General Studies degree already have a job and need a four-year degree to move up in their present position, while others are unsure of a major and enjoy the freedom to choose three different core areas. All minors at NSU may be selected as core areas; however, the areas listed below are available online as well.


  • Justice Studies
  • Health Organizations Administration
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Technology
  • Social and Behavioral

Career Opportunities

  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Chef
  • Credit Analyst
  • Editor
  • Editorial Writer, Newspapers & Magazines
  • High School Teacher
  • Hotel Manager
  • Human Resources Management Adviser
  • Human Resources Management Consultant
  • Insurance Agent
  • Interior Designer
  • Law Clerk
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Newspaper Editor
  • Newspaper/Magazine Writer
  • Parole Officer
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publications Editor
  • Radio & TV Producer
  • Reporter
  • Retail Buyer
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Social Science Research Assistant
  • Social Welfare Administrator
  • Urban and Regional Planner

Related Skills

  • Decision Making
  • Helping
  • Leading Others
  • Listening
  • Persuasion
  • Quality Control
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reasoning
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Speaking
  • Writing and Authoring

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