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  Jul 23, 2017
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General Studies BA


The General Studies Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to serve students seeking to complete a degree for personal or professional goals. On-campus students looking to complete the General Studies BA will need to make application in the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office (Nethery Hall, Room 135). Students electing to complete more than 50% of the program online will choose the distance education version, coordinated through the School of Distance Education.

Program Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 124 semester credits
  • Fulfill the General Education requirements  for a BA degree
  • Fulfill the general baccalaureate degree requirements 
  • A minimum of 33 semester credits in the student’s chosen focus area, with at least 11 credits numbered 300 or above
  • A minimum of 30 semester credits from courses numbered 300 or above
  • A minimum of 30 of the last 36 semester credits OR 50% of the cumulative credits must be earned through Andrews University
  • Elective courses to fill the balance of 124 semester credits
  • The overall GPA for all courses (including transfer credits) must be 2.0
  • The GPA for all focus-area courses (including transfer credits) must be 2.25
  • No course with a grade below C- may count toward the focus area