Provides students the opportunity to combine courses from multiple liberal arts disciplines to create a customized academic program that emphasizes interdisciplinary thinking, problem-solving, communication, innovation, and a focused exploration of discrete academic subjects, as a concentrated course of study. The program inspires students to "think outside of the box" and equips them with distinct skills to thrive in a complex, interconnected world.
Coordinator for General Education & the General Studies Program and Assistant Professor
TUJ’s General Studies major is a concentrated course of study that allows students to combine two or more academic disciplines to develop an individualized program that will help them explore their interests and discover new ways of integrating knowledge, solving problems, and thinking about issues using a multi-disciplinary approach.
Students select several courses from a humanities or social sciences discipline that will serve as their major concentration, and additional courses from those divisions that will serve as their interdisciplinary electives. This not only gives students an opportunity to explore subjects that are personally fulfilling and that expand their intellectual horizons, it also gives them the depth, focus and specialization in a specific academic discipline that employers and graduate schools find attractive. In this way, the General Studies major is designed for students who have a specific academic or career goal in mind and who want to create a curriculum that will help them achieve that goal.
An overview of required courses.
A list of recently offered electives.Chemistry of Wine