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Bachelor of General Studies – Humanities

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$250

Develop Critical Thinking Skills and Learn to Think Beyond Traditional Boundaries.

LSU Alexandria

Designed for students interested in interdisciplinary education, LSUA’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.

Join the family of LSU campuses, offering nationally-ranked programs from campuses in Alexandria, Eunice and Shreveport, as well as the state flagship institution in Baton Rouge.

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$250

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A program that fits your needs.

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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Learn from the best.

Our award-winning faculty has been making a global impact, both inside and outside of the classroom, since 1860. Their research is directly affecting how we address the world’s greatest challenges. These are the very same faculty members teaching in the online classes.

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Earn a degree on your time.

Earning the bachelor of humanities degree allows students to complete their coursework while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities. This program is ideal for non-traditional students returning to college to earn their degree and students who want to pursue a degree program for personal enrichment and satisfaction.

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Continuous support.

When you join LSUA Online, you join a family that makes sure that your needs are met. You will have a dedicated Learner Concierge assigned to you from your application process all the way through to your graduation to support you in any way as a student. We help you along the way so that you can focus on performance in your classes.


Explore This Program

Cost

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $250

Total cost: $30,000

$20 one time only application fee and $50 per course Online Program fee

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

Enrichment Blocks

Students must select two Enrichment Blocks and earn 12 credit hours in each block:

  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Natural Science
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Electives

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 LSU 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, or meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution
Why choose LSUA?

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.