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Online Bachelor of General Studies – Humanities

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Develop Critical Thinking Skills and Learn to Think Beyond Traditional Boundaries

LSU Alexandria

Designed for students interested in interdisciplinary education, LSU Alexandria’s online Bachelor of General Studies with a Concentration in Humanities allows students to design their own course of study with a focus on one or more humanities disciplines, including English, history, philosophy, religion, communication studies, and foreign languages. Students will sharpen their critical thinking abilities, learn to think beyond traditional boundaries and acquire the transferable skills necessary for careers in business, education, library, and archival services, media relations, and public administration.

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The online Bachelor of General Studies with a concentration in Humanities serves the needs of students who wish to customize their course of study and develop their knowledge in one or more humanities disciplines.

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As an integral part of the LSU System, LSUA students receive a high-quality education led by qualified and dedicated faculty and staff. LSUA offers unique degree programs in smaller, more personalized classroom environments both on campus and online. Tuition rates at LSUA are among the most competitive in the state for this high standard of education, leaving a large portion of their students to graduate debt free.  Students who attend LSUA are set up by attentive advisors to achieve the greatest success in their academic career.


The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BGS in Humanities program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits.

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour (with fees): $291

Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,730

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $34,920

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.

Course Listings

General Education Courses

  • English Composition I | Credit hours: 3
  • English Composition II | Credit hours: 3
  • General Education Social Sciences | Credit hours: 6
  • General Education MATH | Credit hours: 6
  • General Education Natural Sciences | Credit hours: 9
  • General Ed. Communication Studies | Credit hours: 3
  • General Education History | Credit hours: 3
  • General Education Humanities | Credit hours: 3
  • General Education Fine Arts | Credit hours: 3

Area of Concentration

Students pursuing a Bachelor of General Studies – Humanities can choose any of the Humanities and must complete 27 credit hours:

  • English
  • History
  • Communication Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Religion


Students must complete 30 credit hours of electives.

Admission Requirements

For university acceptance, first-time freshman must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete high school Core curriculum for college readiness in place at time of high school graduation
  • Not be required to take more than one developmental course
  • Have a high school grade point average of at least 2.0
  • Meet one of the following:
    • Have an ACT composite of 20 or higher
    • Have a high school Core grade point average of at least 2.0


Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • Have earned a transferable associate degree or higher
  • Have earned at least 18 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • Have earned from a community college at least 12 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0.
  • If the above are not met, meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution

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