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APUS Adds Bachelor of Arts in General Studies to Its Broad Curriculum

Charles Town, W.Va., November 18, 2009 - To enable students to focus on unique areas of study with more flexibility than is possible with a traditional major, American Public University System (APUS), announces a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies.  APUS also offers an Associate degree in General Studies through its member institutions American Public University and American Military University. APUS is an accredited, online, university system that serves more than 50,000 working adults studying worldwide. It offers a broad range of more than 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in an affordable and flexible format. 

The Bachelor of Arts in General Studies is designed for students who want to develop critical thinking skills through the study of several academic disciplines. These areas include: management and technology; culture, society and the environment; national and local security; and liberal and interpretive arts, among others. Students graduating from this program apply their skills and abilities in public policy, government related fields, helping professions, human resources and public relations.

“As we continue to expand our degree offerings for our diverse student population, the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies provides students with flexible options,” said Wallace E. Boston, Jr., President of APUS. “Our affordable tuition and respected curriculum is a win-win situation for students seeking to study an integrated and broad range of academic disciplines for their Bachelor’s degree program.”

Undergraduate classes at APUS are $250 per semester hour and a book grant provides texts and other reading materials at no cost to eligible undergraduate students. Classes start monthly, with courses offered in 8- and 16-week sessions. For more information on bachelor’s degrees at APUS, call 1-877-777-9081 or go to

About American Public University System
American Public University System includes American Public University and American Military University and educates more than 50,000 adult learners worldwide. APUS’s relevant curriculum, affordability and flexibility helps working adults pursue degrees in subjects ranging from homeland security to management and liberal arts. A university book grant supplies course reading materials at no cost to eligible undergraduate students.

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