Open a world of the arts. A General Bachelor of Arts degree offers a flexible degree structure which is spread over a minimum of three years of full-time study. The General Degree requires students to study at least four majors in the first year, three majors in second year, and two majors in third year. In addition, students will take a limited number of elective modules. The degree structure is adaptable in that students may change majors as they go along, based on their experience of their courses. General degrees are suitable for students who wish to construct their own course of study rather than being committed to a prescribed set curriculum.