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Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.)

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Set a foundation for the future you envision. With flexible times, locations and course options, the General Studies degree helps you easily move towards your goals. The Bachelor of General Studies appeals to students for a variety of reasons: it opens up new career possibilities, provides a path for upward mobility with your current employer and allows you to continue your education at the graduate level. With over 30 ways to personalize your program, your degree can take you anywhere!

Personalizing Your Program

If you are an adult and returning student who has already completed at least 60 college credits and want to earn a baccalaureate degree, this program is designed to fit you. The General Studies program provides you with the opportunity to earn your degree while specializing in 3 focus areas that interest you. Develop your communication, critical analysis and problem-solving skills while gaining knowledge to set you apart in your career. Complete your courses wherever you choose: online, on campus, or through a university center (Capital University Center, University Center – Sioux Falls or University Center – Rapid City). Your coursework will culminate in a capstone project that pulls together everything you have learned in order for you to apply it in a real-world context.


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"I chose to finish my degree online because I have a wife and five kids, along with my job. The online program allowed me to continue with all of my normal activities, while at the same time being able to finish my degree, something that I have always wanted to do."

WADE JURACEK, Online Student
Bachelor of General Studies Major