May 27, 2024  

General Studies BA

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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).

Online delivery: Students electing to complete more than 50% of the program online will choose the distance education version, coordinated through the School of Distance Education. This program is offered in a self-paced online format (see School of Distance Education and International Partnerships   Definitions). This self-paced online degree does not require any on-campus time unless on-campus courses are selected.

Program Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 124 semester credits
  • Fulfill the Andrews Core Experience  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
  • Earn a minimum of 30 semester credits 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

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