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You value flexibility in course selection. You are interested in a variety of disciplines. You're looking to broaden your perspective. You would like to personalize your degree. You need a degree for career advancement.

If this describes you, then the online general studies degree at North Greenville University may be the best option for you. Earning your General Studies Degree online can help balance career and life goals. Here, NGU Online General Studies Department faculty members are prepared and willing to help you begin a successful career.


Major Description 


As a general studies major at NGU, you will spend much of your time learning about communication; problem-solving; critical thinking; researching; multidisciplinary interaction; oral and written communication; analytical skills; critical thinking; and physical, social, and cultural understanding, as well as how to apply this knowledge in your own career.

By your senior year, you will have completed a senior research project, service project, or portfolio development.

Ultimately, the online general studies degree will provide a strong education based on a biblical worldview that will prepare you for a variety of careers.




The curriculum for the NGU General Studies Degree places an emphasis on the classical liberal arts, focusing on the humanities and sciences. Our mission is to provide the adult learner with a broad knowledge and appreciation of the arts and sciences, as well as the intellectual skills that provide a basis for effective communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving from a Christian perspective.



The faculty members in the NGU Online General Studies Department come from a variety of disciplines, and they are all scholars in their fields. They are also deeply committed Christians who endeavor to present the material in a biblically integrated approach. The faculty are approachable, present, and committed to your success.



  • Accounting, biology, chemistry, math, physical science, and physics courses
  • Contemporary Worship
  • Economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology courses
  • English, music, and theater courses




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  • Any entry-level job
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  • Interdisciplinary directors
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Learning Experience



Practical Application

Most CAPS general studies degree courses will have assignments that focus on practical application of the material learned. The focus will be on applying the material in a real-world situation that relates to working adults like you.

Science Virtual Labs

The online science labs offer a chance to interact with experiments in a safe environment. You have full control of the virtual lab experiments, watching the results of your actions in the virtual lab.

Senior Service Project Course

Students who choose to take the Senior Service Project course will go on a week-long or longer mission trip and utilize their degree to benefit others. This is very similar to an internship, with the field director being the missionary trip leader who oversees the experience.

Senior Research Project Course

Students who choose the Senior Research Project course will create a major paper based on their research. This allows your to have a hands-on opportunity to walk through researching and writing about a topic in your field of interest.


The courses listed below are required for this major. Courses do not need to be completed in the exact order shown. Once admitted, Academic Advising will assist in personalizing your degree plan. View the online Schedule for upcoming course offerings. 

General Education Courses

e-Learning (3 hours)
Academic Success (3 hours)
Biblical Foundations (3 hours)
Jesus in Matthew's Gospel (3 hours)
Oral Communication (3 hours)
Composition and Rhetoric (3 hours)
Composition and Literature (3 hours)
American History course (3 hours)
Contemporary Mathematics or higher math course (3 hours)
Natural science course (3 hours)
Psychology or sociology course (3 hours)

Core Courses

Introduction to Philosophy (3 hours)
World history course (3 hours)
Natural science course (3 hours)
Fine arts appreciation course (3 hours)
Senior seminar course (3 hours)
Humanities/Fine arts electives (12 hours)
Social/Behavioral science electives (12 hours)
Natural science/Math electives (12 hours)
Minor (18 hours)

Elective or Second Minor Courses

Elective or second minor* courses (18 hours)

*Please refer to the bulletin for detailed information on all available minors.

(Note: You can review the entire sample course list for this major on the Year 1 tab. Please contact your admissions counselor to help you decide which courses best suit your needs.)
(Note: You can review the entire sample course list for this major on the Year 1 tab. Please contact your admissions counselor to help you decide which courses best suit your needs.)
(Note: You can review the entire sample course list for this major on the Year 1 tab. Please contact your admissions counselor to help you decide which courses best suit your needs.)


  • Model proper academic standards in writing and critical thinking skills.
  • Develop the skills needed to become an analytical and creative thinker, productive citizen, and excellent communicator.
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the physical, social, and cultural worlds, as well as the methods by which this knowledge is produced.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills, working in interdisciplinary ways to solve problems.
  • Develop Christ-like character through reflection, discussion, and prayer.


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