Part-Time Studies Degree and Certification
A Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in General Studies provides flexibility to allow a student's personal choice in selecting courses in the area of their strongest academic interest.
The curriculum for a major in General Studies requires only 45 core credits with an additional 33 credits in the major and 42 free elective credits. Coursework for the General Studies major is selected from the following areas:
- Humanities: Art History, Classical Studies, Communication, Education, English, French, German, History, Peace and Justice, Philosophy, Spanish, Theology, Theatre
- Social Sciences: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
- Independent General Studies: (self-defined academic program)
Complete your degree in 3 years by following the General Studies FastForward Track.
PTS Announces New Option for Teaching Certification
Part-Time Studies, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Education and Counseling, is pleased to announce another educational opportunity for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) students. BIS students who are majoring in General Studies now will have the option to simultaneously earn their Pennsylvania teaching certification in Social Studies. This can all be accomplished within the framework of the BIS/General Studies degree—the core curriculum, major, elective and teaching certification requirements can all be fulfilled as part of the 120 credits that make up the BIS/General Studies and Teaching Certification curriculum.
Please contact your academic advisor or Part-Time Studies at 610-519-4300 for more information.
NOTE: Pennsylvania Teacher Certification requires that students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at graduation and are also required to successfully complete the state mandated Praxis series of examinations.