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*General Studies | Program Guide: Home

A guide to online general studies research for APUS faculty and students.

General Studies at APUS

Interested in General Studies? Learn more about the General Studies degrees APUS offers:

About This Guide

Welcome to the General Studies Program Guide

This guide provides pointers for getting started with your research. It includes links to key library subscription resources, including article databases, journals, and books, as well as open web content. If you would like additional help with your research projects, or with learning how to use library resources, don't hesitate to contact the library.

Within This Guide

Students in the General Studies program focus on the development of critical thinking through the study of four different disciplinary areas or fields of study:

  • Management and Technology
  • Culture, Society and the Environment
  • National and Local Security
  • Liberal and Interpretive Arts

Look for resources in each of these areas throughout the guide in addition to information on:

  • How to do research
  • Critical thinking and writing skills
  • Project design
  • Professional development
  • Entry into graduate studies



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