• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    120
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $239.01
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $346.89

General Studies, BGS - IU Kokomo

Bachelor Of General Studies

US News and World Report - best bachelor's 2021

The Bachelor of General Studies gives you a unique opportunity to develop a multidisciplinary course of study that fulfills traditional university requirements in liberal arts and sciences while being customizable to meet your specific goals for a college degree.

The IU Online Bachelor of General Studies allows you to complete requirements in three learning areas: arts and humanities, science and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences. In consultation with your academic advisor, you also complete electives that allow you to tailor your general studies degree to your individual needs. You receive a broad range of skills and knowledge that can further your current career and/or prepare you for professional programs or graduate school.

Your IU Online BGS prepares you for such careers as:

  • Accounting specialist 
  • Public relations specialist 
  • Marketing specialist 
  • Sales manager 
  • Brand manager 
  • Regulatory affairs specialist 
  • Project manager 
  • Operations manager 
  • Risk management specialist 
  • Office manager 

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the BGS, you must complete a total of 120 credit hours with 69 credit hours of coursework in the arts and sciences. You may be able to transfer an associate degree or up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Arts and humanities courses (12 credit hours) 
  • Science and mathematics courses (12 credit hours) 
  • Social and behavioral sciences courses (12 credit hours) 
  • BGS concentration courses (18 credit hours) 
  • Arts and sciences electives (15 credit hours) 
  • General elective courses (51 credit hours) 

Student Services

IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including:  

  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you
  • Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU
  • Student Financial Services: Tailored resources for financial aid and money management
  • Success Coaching: One-on-one support to reach your academic and personal goals
  • Math and Writing Support: Direct access to IU-trained math mentors and writing consultants
  • Career Services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career
  • Libraries and Research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians
  • Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training
  • 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU

Admissions

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admissions requirements vary.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:
  • Complete application for admission.
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 12 credit hours).
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials.
  • Submit official transcripts to iuadmis@iuk.edu or:
          Indiana University Kokomo
          Office of Admissions
          Kelley Student Center, RM 230
          2300 Washington Street
          Kokomo, IN 46904

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