General Studies

Customize your life

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, only 27 percent of college graduates have jobs strictly aligned with their degrees.

In many careers, your major is irrelevant. It's the degree itself that matters to employers, because it shows you have the dedication to finish your education and the intelligence to earn a degree.

So if your major doesn't matter, why not take courses that interest you? Why not learn skills that will make you more attractive to employers and that give you career flexibility?

Why not have a customizable degree?

Our flexible General Studies program allows you to pursue a degree that is customized to your diverse interests and talents while making the most of the college credits you’ve already earned.

The Bachelor of General Studies program allows you to design your own course path in college.

On your schedule

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TWU's General Studies program fits your schedule, budget, interests and career goals. We offer:

  • Online, face-to-face and hybrid courses
  • Complete your bachelor's degree in as little as 24 months
  • Affordable classes and access to scholarships and financial aid
  • A supportive and diverse community

Career possibilities

Our General Studies program is designed not only for you to achieve a degree, but also prepare you with marketable skills to successfully pursue a wide range of careers. Check out a sample of this information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that shows the differences in salaries based on education levels.

  • Entry into an industry with diverse education and skills
  • Advance in your existing career by being well equipped with management and leadership responsibilities
  • Change industries to one with a wide range of careers
  • Pursue your graduate degree

Among the options:

Careers in Multidisciplinary Studies

civil service
government work
graduate study in law
human resources

medical and health service
military and veteran's services
property manager
public relations
purchasing manager
real estate agent
web design

check out these BGS Career Prospects

Career assessment tools

Assessments are a great way to begin your career exploration, and you can get started right here with your choice of assessment tools available on the web. To gain a better understanding of who you are, it is recommended that you take several kinds of assessments and compare the results.

The assessments we have reviewed and listed below are free. On the web, assessment tools run the gamut from personality tests to inventories of your skills and values.


Interests help understand career planning. Career interests are different than abilities or skills. However, people tend to be attracted to activities that they enjoy and are interested in, which then allows the development of skills and abilities.

Personality Assessment

The term “personality” refers to a person’s patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting. Some aspects of personality are useful in thinking about career development. Click on the link to view and take five different personality tests.


Skills are learned behaviors and abilities. Many different types of skills are relevant to career development, such as work content/technical skills, self-management/personal growth skills, and leadership skills.

Get to know our community

“I absolutely love the general studies online degree program. It gave me the opportunity to study multiple fields and allowed the flexibility of taking online classes while working full-time and raising a family." —Kimberly Montgomery

“The general studies program allowed me to diversify my interests. Instead of a concentration in one discipline, I have chosen three.” —Shirley Grantham

“I feel empowered knowing that I have a college degree. General studies has opened up opportunities that otherwise would not be available to me." —Frances Al-Waely

Admission requirements

Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

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