A brighter future begins with a general studies degree.
Certain skills will always be in demand. It doesn’t matter what type of career you’re interested in, the right foundation of skills and knowledge will help you go far. Our bachelor’s degree in general studies program helps you start building that foundation. With so many new opportunities open to you, the direction of your future is entirely up to you.
- You’ll study a wide range of subjects, including math, science, communications and human relations.
- After completing this program, you’ll be able to start a career, but you could also use your bachelor’s degree in general studies as a starting point to go further in your education.
- With the Bachelor of Science in General Studies degree program, you’ll gain a better understanding of the world around you and build valuable skills that will serve you well in every area of your life.
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General Studies classes are taught exclusively through Baker Online. Plus, general education and prerequisite courses are typically available through Baker Online, Online Live, and on all campuses throughout Michigan.Learn More
Why Study General Studies?
A bachelor’s degree in general studies provides opportunities to develop valuable, lifelong skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, problem solving, evaluation, analysis and synthesis. The program offers a curriculum to establish a core of knowledge, which can lead to many different careers or lay the groundwork for further studies and specialization.
The Bachelor of General Studies degree program is intended for students who have already earned substantial college credits prior to enrolling in the program.
The Baker College Bachelor of Science in General Studies degree is a 4-year program consisting of 120 credit hours (21 hours in two concentration areas and 45 elective credit requirements). Our curriculum includes college composition, cultural diversity and a senior capstone.
A minimum of nine semester credit hours of the 42 credit hours in the two concentrations must come from 3000 or 4000 level courses. A concentration is a group of courses that generally are from the same discipline, for example, a Psychology concentration or a Marketing concentration. Concentrations must be approved at the time of enrollment in this program.
Baker College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.hlccommission.org.
Classes Available Anywhere
This program is offered in-person on our campuses in Cadillac, Jackson, Muskegon, Owosso, and Port Huron. Baker College online programs are available to students across the country. In Michigan our students come from Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Owosso, Traverse City, and many other locations. Beyond Michigan, our online graduates hail from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and other states.
On Campus Unavailable
Core courses for this degree program are not offered on campus.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available on campus each semester.View campus locations
Available on Baker Online
Courses for this degree program are available through Baker Online.
100% online, this format offers flexible scheduling with 8-week semestersBaker Online
Unavailable on Online Live
Courses for this degree program are available through Online Live.
100% online with set class times, this format offers live, real-time virtual learning.Online Live