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?

TWU's General Studies allows you to learn and improve skills that will advance your career in a variety of fields without concentrating on a single subject.

Improve your computer skills. Become a better writer. Learn accounting and finance. Gender issues and social work are helpful in human resources, public relations, hospitality, civil service, and marketing. And Spanish is helpful in virtually every career, especially in Texas.

On your schedule

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

What can you do with a general studies degree?

Employers value employees with multiple skills. General Studies can make that happen, allowing you to draw from combinations of interests and training.

Among the options:

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

Hear from our alumni

Kimberly Montgomery

“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

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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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