Brent Tippen
2013 Young Alumnus of the Year

Brent Tippen
Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication, 2004
Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, California
Global External Communications Advisor/ Company Spokesman

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Steve Webre, Interim Associate Dean and

2014 recipient of the Individual Achievement in the Humanities Award,

presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities


Buddy Davis
2013 Alumnus of the Year

O. K. "Buddy" Davis
B.A., 1969, Louisiana Polytechnic Institute 
Executive Sports Editor, Ruston Daily Leader

General Studies

Bachelor of General Studies Degree

College of Liberal Arts
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, Louisiana

General Studies Online

An overview of the degree requirements follows. Please click the links for more information about the General Education Requirements, the Interdisciplinary Thematic Concentration, Electives, and the Additional Requirements:

General Education Requirements ------------------------------------ 48 Hours
Thematic Concentration ---------------------------------------------- 24 Hours
Electives --------------------------------------------------------------- 51 Hours

Additional Online Degree Requirements

Students are not required to have any college credit to enter the General Studies Online degree program. Also, all interested applicants are encouraged to apply to the degree program well in advance of when they would like to begin taking classes, so that access can be granted to email, B.O.S.S., and Blackboard.

Here is a link to a PDF of our General Studies Online Curriculum with Humanities or Social Sciences Thematic Concentrations.

Click here for a link to a PDF of our General Studies Online Curriculum with a Business Concentration.

General Studies Program Coordinator
Ms. Christine Strebeck
General Studies Program Advisor
Mr. Anthony Goodwin
Louisiana Tech University
College of Liberal Arts
GTM Hall, Office #256/258
P. O. Box 3044 Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318.257.2707
Fax: 318.357.3888