The Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) is particularly designed to meet the needs of adult learners. In fact, nearly all General Studies students at IUPUI are 21 years old or older with work, previous college credits, and life experience, making this an ideal degree. Pursue your education regardless of work schedules, domestic responsibilities, or location.
The core of each general studies degree is a broadly based education encompassing
The curriculum will expand your body of knowledge and awareness of major areas of human experience. A general studies education is not limited in scope; it establishes the foundation for a lifetime of learning and serves as the framework for a productive professional and personal life.
In addition to enrolling in regular session courses at any Indiana University campus, you may fulfill general studies degree requirements in several ways, including credit by examination, credit for educational programs in non-collegiate organizations, military service credit, and credit for courses completed at other regionally accredited institutions.
“For me a general studies degree will mean more money. I will have more opportunities with a bachelor’s degree to grab better and more enriching employment. I am motivated and ready for better opportunities that will present themselves.”
— Tasha Demery, ’21 B.G.S.
To help you guide your four-year college journey, consult your Arts and Humanities degree map, Social and Behavioral Sciences degree map, Mathematics and Natural Sciences degree map for a snapshot of classes you will be taking to finish your degree.
Contact Ron Sandwina, Director of General Studies Program.