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A bachelor’s degree in general studies from MU offers you a strong foundation in many disciplines and will help you acquire transferable skills in written and oral communication and critical thinking. If you want to take ownership of your studies and shape your major to serve your career aspirations, this may be the degree for you.
Official nameBachelor of general studies
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeBachelor's degree
Academic homeCollege of Arts & Science
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
Freshman credit hours120
Freshman estimated cost$47,952.00
Transfer credit hours60
Transfer estimated cost$26,373.60
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Graduates tend to possess highly valued characteristics such as
- Leadership and initiative
- Problem solving
This program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Online courses have varying lengths. Semester courses are 8 or 16 weeks in length, and start and end on specific dates. Self-paced courses let you enroll anytime, work at your own pace and take up to six months to finish each course.
Unlike the bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies (BA), the bachelor of general studies (BGS) does not require a foreign language.
Core course work covers
- General studies and basic skills
- Arts and science foundation requirements
Typical program lengthVaries
Typical course loadVaries if full time or part time
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.