Admission Requirements

The admission process

To gain full admittance into the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program, follow the steps below:

  1. Declare or change your major to general studies by visiting the Academic Advising and Transfer Center.
  2. Meet with a BGS advisor to discuss admission requirements and to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete the BGS application form.
  4. Write an essay to the Associate Vice President for Student Success describing your:
    • Educational background
    • Explanation of how the BGS would be personally beneficial over a traditional degree.

Applications are reviewed and accepted or denied by the Faculty Senate Committee on General Education and Interdisciplinary Programs. This committee meets monthly September through May. 

When you declare your major, you will be listed as a pre-major until you satisfy all admission requirements.