Program Overview

Interested in taking a range of classes—perhaps forensics, biochemistry, Spanish, and art, before officially declaring a major? Or, would you like to design a major of your own? The General Studies major is the perfect fit for students with broad interests and a love of learning.

The General Studies degree provides students the ability to explore a broad range of courses to develop new skills or investigate a personal interest. Students may decide to design a major of their own, subject to consultation with an advisor and the approval of a faculty committee. Students may also wish to pursue a concentration, which is optional, and provides students the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge in a secondary field.

We offer part-time, evening, weekend, and online courses to fit our students’ busy schedules.


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Personalized Degree Program

Program Goals

The General Studies major emphasizes a wide distribution of courses rather than a concentration within a specific area. You’ll have the freedom to select courses according to your own needs, interests and career goals. This flexibility provides a well-rounded, liberal arts education in a number of areas targeted toward your professional and/or personal interests.

Career Outlook

Graduates of our general studies program have the opportunity to forge their own paths with a degree that fits their dreams. Whether you want to go into the professional world or graduate school, this bachelor’s degree program helps ensure you’ll be real world ready upon graduation.

Why SHC?

At Spring Hill College, we’re making our mark – With our small class sizes and affordable tuition, Spring Hill College is uniquely qualified to provide a high quality education to our students. Our Jesuit, Catholic college education is renowned as a well-rounded higher education approach, with an emphasis on empowering students with a passion for knowledge and personal growth. With our recent tuition cut, Spring Hill College is now one of the most affordable private colleges in the country.

We’re curious and inspired – Forbes Magazine has ranked Spring Hill College as one of the top ten best colleges for return on investment (ROI). In our class of 2021, 92% of graduates attained placement six months after graduation through employment, graduate/professional school, internship or service.

We’re doers – Our students contribute 24,000 hours on average to the local community through the Foley Center each year. 100% of the 2020 graduates that applied to medical school were accepted. Spring Hill College has a 100% certification rate and a 92% placement rate with our Education program over the last five years.


  • Daniel Massey

    Associate Professor, General Studies Program Director

  • George Gilmore


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