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General Studies Undecided

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Not sure exactly what you want to study? In General Studies Undecided (GENU) you can learn more about your interests by taking General Education courses and 2 elective courses. You will have up to 30 credits to review your options for major choice and transfer options.  You should work with a counselor or program advisor to review your choices and options beyond GENU.

All General Studies Undecided students must select a General Studies Core (core (HACL, STEM, SSAH or INTG) or another major program of study before completing 30 credits in order to complete all degree requirements and be on track for graduation.

 It is strongly recommended that you make an appointment with a counselor or advisor through Starfish to determine which core is best for your academic and career goals.

Note: You must select a different major before completing 30 Credits.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Articulate a plan for their educational and career development that relates their coursework to their goals.
  • Identify available resources related to their ongoing educational and professional development.
  • Apply critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and/or scientific reasoning skills by articulating, analyzing, and evaluating problems and scenarios across discipline areas.
  • Find, evaluate, use, and synthesize information needed to address increasingly complex problems and scenarios.
  • Use technology effectively to accomplish a variety of general and discipline specific activities.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally appropriately across disciplines.
  • Articulate an academic identity that reflects an integrated, interdisciplinary view of their formal, co-curricular and personal learning.
  • Make and articulate the connections within their course of study.


Suggested Course Sequence: General Studies Undecided

A suggested course sequence for students follows.

All students should consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order. 

All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.

Suggested Course Sequence

All students should consult an advisor.

First Semester

Second Semester

  • English foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF) ‡
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)**
  • Humanities distribution 3 semester hours (HUMD)
  • Natural science distribution 
  • Elective 3 semester hours

NOTE: Change your major before you complete 30 credits




Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.