General Studies (BA)
Design your own major by choosing a variety of courses and a concentration.
This four-year degree program is perfect for the student that wants to design their own course of study. If you’re undecided and want to earn a degree that encompasses a broad range of disciplines, this program is right for you. You’ll develop a strong base for understanding the landscape for learning, from humanities from mathematics, and develop career-ready skills that can advance your career.
- Computer Elective
- Psychology or Sociology Elective
- Humanities or Philosophy Elective
- Liberal Arts Elective
- Science Elective
- Math Elective
You can explore paths in:
- Any number of career fields
- A post-secondary level in a graduate program.
You’ll start by taking a range of courses from different fields that help you make connections between the disciplines, including computers and technology, psychology and sociology, humanities and philosophy, math, science, liberal arts, history, and political science. As you develop your passions and talents, you’ll choose major electives that speak to your academic interests and professional goals.
You can take…
You’ll take foundation courses in all the disciplines, and develop skills in writing, critical thinking, information technology, communication, and quantitative analysis. As you advance through the program, you’ll work with your faculty advisor to choose major electives that match your interests and goals. You’ll graduate with a guaranteed job and a degree that you can put to work immediately, or that will qualify you for advanced study at the graduate level.
You’ll graduate with the ability to…
- Make meaningful connections between diverse subject areas and disciplines
- Demonstrate skill in research, writing, argumentation, and persuasion, problem-solving, and critical thinking
- Develop as a self-starter and a motivated, curious learner
- Prepare for the world of work and continued learning for life
Guides. Mentors. Professors at Thomas College.
- Judith Hansen-Childers, M.S. C.T.E.Associate Professor of HumanitiesJudith Hansen-Childers, M.S. C.T.E.Associate Professor of Humanities
- BA in Theology/Philosophy – Trinity College, Washington, D.C.
- Advanced Studies (32 credit hours) Washington Theological Union
- MBA – Thomas College
- MS in Computer Technology Education – Thomas College
- Andres Morales, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Mathematics
Recent courses taught:
- Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell
- M.S. from Vanderbilt University in Physics
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Math and Physic
My goal is to make every course that I teach relevant to each student and to help each student see how the course impacts their everyday life and experiences.
Areas of Expertise:
Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematical Methods for Physics, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Image Processing, Diffraction Tomography.
Born in San Cristóbal, Venezuela. Graduated from Universidad Católica “Andrés Bello”, Táchira with B. Ed in Physics and Mathematics, Master of Science Degree from Vanderbilt University in Physics in 1984 and Doctor of Engineering degree from University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2000. Postdoctoral fellow in UMass Lowell until 2001.
Associate Professor in Universidad Católica del Táchira.
Director of the Academic Computing Unit in Universidad Católica del Táchira. 1990.
Retired Professor of Physics from the Universidad de Los Andes, Táchira Campus. 2008
Director of Graduate Studies Universidad de Los Andes, Táchira Campus. 2008.
Testorf, M. E., Morales-Porras, A. E. and Fiddy, M. A. “Inverse scattering based on linear and non-linear image processing algorithms.” PSPI 2001, pp 221-226.
Testorf, M. E., Morales-Porras, A. E. and Fiddy, M. A. “Imaging of strongly Scattering Targets Based on Signal Processing Algorithms” IEICE Transactions on Electronics, Vol. E83-C, No. 12. December 2000. pp 1905-1911.
Morales-Porras, A. E., Testorf, M. E. and Fiddy, M. A. “Wide Area Surveillance for the Location and Identification of Hidden Vehicles” Reports I and II, CEMOS, University of Massachusetts, USAF, December 2000.
Sánchez-de-la-LLave, J. D., Morales-Porras, A. E., Testorf, M. E., McGahan, R., and Fiddy, M. A. “Nonlinear filtering of backpropagated fields”. J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. Vol. 6, No. 7/July 1999, pp1799-1805.
Sánchez, J. D., Morales-Porras, A. E., Testorf, M., Fiddy, M. “Diffraction Tomography of Strongly Scattering Objects Based on Homomorphic Filtering”. Optics and Photonic News, December 1998, 99 46-47.
Lenhert, P. G., Morales, A. E., Harmon, J. P. and Field, L. “Structure of a Sulfone that Reveals the Direction of Cleavage of a Camphor-based Thiirane 1,1 Dioxide by a Thiol”. Acta Cryst. (1986) C42, 1637-1640.
Pamela Thompson, Thomas College, Morales; Andres Morales, Thomas College; Deepika Papneja, Lady Shri Ram College. “Aptitudes, Beliefs, and Content: A qualitative Inquiry in Mathematics Self-efficacy of Preservice Elementary Teachers and Upper Level Mathematics Students”. American Association for Teaching and Curriculum. 21st Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida. October 9-11, 2014.
- Joe Scozzafava, M.D.Associate Professor of Science
Recent courses taught:
- M.D. Boston University School of Medicine
- B.A. in Medical Science, Boston University College of Liberal Arts
- State of Maine Medical Examiner (retired)
- Board Certified – American Board of Family Medicine (retired)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- National Science Teachers Association
- Union of Concerned Scientists
- Student Affairs Committee, Chair
- Diversity Committee
- Music Club, Faculty Advisor
- OTHER-Wise, Faculty Advisor
- Anne-Marie Thibodeau, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Recent courses taught:
- College Algebra
- Discrete Mathematics
- Quantitative Decision Theory
- College Geometry
- Single Variable Calculus - Colby College (Visiting Assistant Professor)
- Operations Research Techniques
- BS, MS, PH.D. – Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine
- MS – Computer Information Systems, Boston University
- Education Certification – State of Massachusetts/Maine
- Patent: Blade Outer Air Seal Assembly Leading Edge Core Configuration
- Patent: Blade Outer Air Seal With Passage Joined Cavities
- Patent: Blade Outer Air Seal Assembly and Support
- Patent: Air Sealing Element
- Mathematical Association of America
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics