Feb 27, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

General Studies

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Department:  General Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Kettler Hall  144 ~ 260-481-6828

La Tishia Horrell,  Executive Director
Sara Thomas,  Assistant Director
Jamie Gregory,  Academic Advisor
Rhonda Meriwether,  Academic Advisor
Jodie Powell,  Administrative Assistant

General Studies offers a wide variety of personalized degree options to students. They may individually tailor their programs to combine a substantial core of courses basic to a traditional university education and study in career-related areas. Within the flexible framework of degree requirements, students may design an undergraduate program that can more readily meet their career and personal-development goals. Students will be encouraged and assisted in developing a unique academic program complementing their individual interests, abilities, and intellectual and practical concerns.

The General Studies degree program offers two different bachelor’s degrees, the Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) and the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.).  Courses are available to students on-campus, days, evenings, and weekends, and online.  Students may attend part-time or full-time. General Studies serves as the home for the Exploring General Studies program.

The Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.)

Completing the B.G.S. gives students a well-rounded education that makes them competitive for many careers and graduate programs. B.G.S. graduates work in various professional fields, including business, education, law, government, healthcare, real estate, social services, and industry.  The B.G.S. may be completed online.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.)

This degree will enhance the educational and professional attainment of students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree.  The degree will provide students an advanced education, giving them a broad knowledge of skills needed to run an organization and in-depth knowledge in a concentration.  Students in this program must have completed an Associate in Applied Science.  There are five concentratioins students may explore:

  • Business Specialty
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Organizational Leadership and Supervision

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