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In addition to offering the General Studies program, General and Basic Studies advises
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all incoming freshmen, regardless of their choice of major. The full-time interdisciplinary
advisors serve as a resource, assisting freshmen as they navigate through the first steps of a
college career. The advisors assist in selecting a major, offer guidance with regard to policies
and procedures, and recommend appropriate support services as needed.
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Orientation 101 is also coordinated through General and Basic Studies. The
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orientation program is designed primarily to assist first-time freshmen in adapting to a college n
environment and becoming a part of the Cowboy community. The one-day orientation
conferences are offered prior to the beginning of each semester and include information about
University services, polices, advising and registration procedures, placement tests and
campus life.


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c When looking for employment, students find that more and more positions require a

college degree and not a particular academic major. This is because employers prefer
to train employees to their specificity. General Studies graduates are employable in a
variety of career fields. Some recent graduates hold jobs in public relations, law enforcement,
pharmaceutical sales, education, social service, retail management and financial services.
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Become a Cowboy at McNeese State University with the help of
General and Basic Studies. We will

guide you through freshman
orientation

and begin to provide you with information needed to succeed in
your academic surroundings. As you progress through your college career,
we can assist you in customizing a course of study that is flexible and fits your
educational needs through our General Studies degree programs. Should
you have any questions regarding our programs, please feel free to contact
us directly.

General and Basic Studies
(337) 47uniF648-uniF648uniF6443uniF648 | gbst@mcneese.edu
Box uniF64CuniF644uniF649uniF648uniF648, Lake Charles, LA 7uniF643uniF649uniF643uniF64C | www.mcneese.edu
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