Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

This program offers maximum flexibility for working adults seeking to complete a baccalaureate degree. With a liberal transfer policy, minimum residency requirement, assessment of prior learning (portfolio) option, and strong academic integrity, the program is exceptionally well-suited to serve the education needs of adults who have many responsibilities and cannot access university coursework in a traditional manner.

Delivery Method

Face to face classes, evening classes, weekend classes, online classes, and hybrid classes.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have significant life and work experience. It is recommended that a prospective student have a minimum of 30 hours of earned college credit, with a grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4 point scale at the time of application.

Transfer Policy

The BGS Degree Program will accept up to 100 semester hours of transfer credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities; 78 of these semester hours may be transferred from community colleges.

Special Characteristics

The Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree Program is designed specifically for adults who may have completed hours at more than one college or university. The program does not have a major, which allows the student to develop an individualized curriculum based on their personal goals. Students may complete two minors within their program of study. Academic advisors are available to assist the student in person or through email, via Skype and by telephone. A Chicago area advisor can meet face-to-face with students on a weekly basis.

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