Program Information

General Studies provides a flexible program of study grounded in Niagara Universities liberal arts curriculum. It is intended for students who wish to complete a two year Associate in Arts (A.A) degree, explore major or career options, or continue on to a bachelor's program.

Students enrolled in General Studies select from the same courses available to all NU students. The program aims to provide students with an integrated course of study in the liberal arts which introduces students to a specific body of knowledge, stimulates a student's intellectual curiosity, and encourages future study.

Individual schedules are tailor made with your advisor to explore your academic and career interests. A general outline of the courses required can be found below.

Students who wish to pursue a four year degree after finishing their associate degree, can easily continue on at Niagara University for a Bachelor's degree. As students figure out their interests, the curriculum can be adjusted to assist the transition to a specific major.

Students who wish to continue to explore an individually designed curriculum can take advantage of the new Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies programs.

1st Semester3rd Semester

WRT 100  Writing and Thinking
Social Science (SS)
Humanities (H)
Mathematics (MAT/AS) 
Free Elective   

PHI 105 Intro to Philosophy
Cultural Diversity (CD)
Analytical Skill (AS)
Concentration Elective
Free Elective

2nd Semester4th Semester

REL 101 or REL 103
ENG 100  Introduction to Literature  
Concentration Elective
Natural Science (NS)
Free Elective

HIS 199 US in Contemporary World
Concentration Elective
Concentration Elective
Concentration Elective
Free Elective