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ABOUT GENERAL STUDIES

The general studies degree is designed for students who are interested in interdisciplinary majors in biological sciences, physical sciences, or mathematics.

The general studies degree also allows for specialization for professional programs in the health sciences, including medical school.

GREAT THINGS HAPPENING IN GENERAL STUDIES

Hands-on learning
Students at WSU Tri-Cities gain valuable experience through experiments and other hands-on projects.

Expert faculty
Physics professor Cigdem Capan works with students in the state-of-the-art WSU Tri-Cities Collaboration Hall.

Student-led research
Students share their research with the community at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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COURSES:

A general studies program can be organized according to two general plans:

Plan A: Complete 24 credits in a primary concentration and 15 credits in a secondary concentration.
Plan B: Complete a minimum of nine credits in three or more academic areas in the sciences.

Students have the option of focusing on Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, or Mathematics.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

UNIQUE BENEFITS OF STUDYING AT WSU TRI-CITIES:

WSU Tri-Cities provides excellent preparation for medical school and other health care fields (such as optometry, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, or physical/occupational therapy).

First-year students who are interested in pharmacy can sign up for the Save-A-Seat program, which will guarantee a seat in WSU’s Doctor of Pharmacy program.

RELATED FIELDS:

  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Medicine

CAREERS:

Career outcomes in general studies
The general studies degree allows students to create a custom program of study that meets their career goals in addition to their academic goals.

WSU Tri-Cities and Pullman alumni from the past 10 years who work in Washington State have the following occupations and estimated salary:

$73,378

Estimated salary of general studies alumni

Jobs held by WSU Tri-Cities general studies graduates:
Computer Systems Analyst | Engineer | Management Analyst | Pharmacist

*Data provided by EMSI 2022.