Hey guys! I’m starting an ongoing project on this blog called The Major of the Week. I’ll give you an overview of the major and, when available, some quotes and advice from the advisors here at Cecil. This week’s Major of the Week is the General Studies major and Kyle is our advisor of the week!
Alright, so some of you might be saying, “What is a General Studies degree!?” and I will gladly provide you with an answer! A user on a popular blogging forum said of the General Studies (also known as General Education) degree; “The General Studies major allows students to create their own academic path. As long as students incorporate some basic university requirements (core courses, areas of concentration) they are good to go. Students are required to meet with their advisors and create a solid academic plan based on the educational and career goals of the individual student instead of the goals and requirements as laid out by individual departments.”
The General Studies major is a great way to get your prerequisites (or prereqs) done for a new major, new program, new line of work (like taking classes before going into the military!), or in preparation for a four year university. Here’s what our advisor, Kyle, had to say about the General Studies degree!
What are the benefits of a General Studies degree?
-You can pick and choose a major in order to explore your options if you’re unsure about what you want to study or do.
-You can create a major! If your four year university offers a major that Cecil does not, then you can create a schedule that suits your needs for your four year program.
What advice would you give to a first year student who is getting their General Studies degree?
-Start your research and homework about continuing your education now and have your end goal in mind.
-Just generally be knowledgeable about your future.
What would you say to someone who doesn’t think that a General Studies degree would be useful?
-Most people don’t stop at an associate’s degree, most people move on and a General Studies degree gives you the flexibility that you need for the future.
A great quote that I took away from our interview was,
"There are plenty of doors that are opened by having a degree, regardless of your major"
I hope you all enjoyed reading the first Major of the Week entry and stay tuned for more! -Dezz
For more information about any of our majors, contact Cecil College at: 410-287-1000
To check out the blog that was cited in this post visit: http://www.city-data.com/forum/colleges-universities/2091511-why-would-anyone-get-general-studies.html#ixzz3AC1PiNhx, but please note that the opinions of users on this website in no way reflect the opinions of any of the admins of this blog or any other faculty at Cecil College.