College of Arts and Sciences
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The General Studies Degree Program offers two different bachelor’s degrees, the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) and the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). Courses are available to students on-campus, days, evenings, and week-ends, and online. Students may attend part-time or full-time.
The Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.)
Completing the B.G.S. gives students a well-rounded education that makes them competitive for many careers and graduate programs. B.G.S. graduates work in various professional fields, including business, education, law, government, healthcare, real estate, social services, and industry. The B.G.S. may be completed online.
The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.)
This degree will enhance the educational and professional attainment of students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree. The degree will provide students an advanced education, giving them a broad knowledge of skills needed to run an organization and in-depth knowledge in a specific academic track. Students in this program must have completed an associate in applied science. There are three tracks students may explore:
- Certificate in Small Business Management
- Organizational Leadership and Supervision Minor
- Interdisciplinary Track
These academic programs are described in Programs of this Bulletin.