General Studies Program


We welcome students with diverse academic pursuits who are interested in bridging the disciplines, widening their personal perspectives and discovering concentrations that fit their interests.


The Division of General Studies assists students with gaining the self-knowledge and occupational knowledge necessary to plan effectively and maintain successful and rewarding careers. An interdisciplinary degree is desirable in a rapidly changing world and provides greater flexibility in creating a curriculum for an undergraduate degree. The purpose of the degree program is to provide flexibility to students with broad interests, to offer an option to those with new or changing career interests late in their academic careers, to prepare students for entry into certain graduate and professional programs and/or the world of work, and to assist those seeking a degree for career advancement/promotion. 


Some students choose General Studies because they have multiple interests and don't want to limit themselves, while others choose this degree to gain background knowledge and/or complete the necessary requirements for graduate and professional programs. Others are changing majors or have been out of school for quite some time and want to complete a degree for personal satisfaction or job promotion. Whatever the reason, General Studies advisors will help students create an individualized academic plan, set goals, and work toward achieving them.

Contact Us 

Fayard Hall, Room 307
SLU 10672
Hammond, LA 70402

Phone: 985-549-3755 or 5684

Fax: 985-549-3879