The Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree (BGS) is a multidisciplinary, flexible Liberal Arts program that offers students an opportunity to study aspects of our society and culture; sharpen comprehension, speaking and writing skills; and think critically.
Students who earn their general studies degree will emerge from our Liberal Arts programs with a broad knowledge base akin to a liberal arts degree from which they may continue to advance in their academic pursuits and professional interests. Our General Studies degree helps students develop competencies such as principled decision-making, appreciation for diverse perspectives and analytical and communication skills.
Ultimately, the General Studies degree program provides students with a liberal arts degree online type foundation and transferable skills that can be applied in multiple industries and positions. The Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree meets the growing needs for online courses/programs as well as flexible liberal arts programs.
SLU offers the General Studies degree online, as well as in an on-ground format. All courses offered through Saint Louis University School for Professional Studies are in an accelerated format designed for busy adults, with online and weekend classes.