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.