School of Sciences

General Studies Degree Program

The General Studies degree is designed with the aim of providing nontraditional scheduling
options for returning and adult students in North Central Indiana.  Higher-education degree
opportunities are offered through a variety of learning options including hybrid and accelerated
courses through ACCELerated Evening Courses and 100% online distance education courses.

General Studies Degree Program
The General Studies Degree Program where students earn a Bachelor of General Studies
(B.G.S.) offers the opportunity of a college education to those who have been prevented
from beginning or completing college coursework in a traditional degree program because
of work schedules, domestic responsibilities, or logistical problems. The program enables
students to complete a degree in general studies at their own pace. Course work consists
of a core of arts and sciences courses - Arts and Humanities; Science and Mathematics; Social and Behavioral Sciences - and a wide range of electives. Requirements toward a degree
may be completed in a variety of ways, allowing students to design a flexible program of
study that is tailored to their backgrounds and needs. The program accepts course work
earned by the following:

  1. Regular session courses completed at any Indiana University campus
  2. Evening courses and distance education courses
  3. Course work done at other accredited institutions

In addition, students may complete requirements through:

  1. Credit by examination

       (The accepted course work is explained, briefly, later in this section.)



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