General Studies (Bachelor's Degree)

The Bachelor's of General Studies degree is a graduation pathway without a traditional academic major.  General Studies seeks to accommodate students whose academic careers spanned many years, even decades, and who may have begun their academic careers in colleges, departments, and degree programs that no longer exist.  In such cases, General Studies enables the university to support and honor the work that students have done in the past, and may do upon their return, without certifying expertise in a specific field that may well have undergone considerable change since a student first started.

Candidates for the degree must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0 or above, both overall and in their previous major; must be at (or very near) 120 credits; and must have made an attempt to complete either a discontinued major or a current CLAS-based major. Students must follow a secondary admissions process to be accepted to this program, and should contact their advisor for more information about how to apply.

The Bachelor of General Studies requires:

Senior-level standing (88 credits or above)
At least 120 credits with a 2.0 GPA or higher, both overall and in the major
A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
At least three college-level semesters and a minimum of 30 credits at Wayne State
A combination of both beginning level (1000- and 2000-level) and intermediate level (3000- or above) coursework at Wayne State
At least 15 credits in intermediate level (3000- or above) coursework, with a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher
At least 20 credits within a CLAS-based major (in a current or discontinued major)
All General Education Requirements as defined by Wayne State
All College-level requirements as defined by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences