The Department of English and General Studies (DEGS) includes the Foundation Program and general subject courses in the major programs. The Foundation Program consists of two semesters of intensive English, Math and IT courses that prepare students for their college major courses. Students who excel in the first semester of the Foundation Program have the opportunity to pass directly to the major program (based on semester and final exam results). DEGS major courses include subjects in English writing, Math, critical thinking, history, and career development. DEGS instructors are highly qualified individuals with international teaching and professional experience and come from a diverse range of cultures.