General Studies (BGS)

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Our general studies program (offered on campus and online) is for students with a variety of career goals. You can build your own degree program with a general studies major. You'll obtain a well-rounded liberal arts education and tailor your studies to fit your needs. It's also a good option if you have college credits in a number of distinct fields and want to complete your bachelor's degree.

You'll need to complete the general education requirements. Then, choose 15 credits each from three areas of emphasis. Additional credits and electives can come from any discipline. See what classes you can choose from in the undergraduate catalog.

Benefits of studying general studies at DSU

At DSU, technology is integrated into all of our degree programs. You'll get a diverse education. But, you'll also become knowledgeable and comfortable with technology in a variety of venues.

We'll encourage you to pursue internships and research while you're here. And, we'll help you find them. We know that this will help you find a job or get into grad school. In fact, general studies is excellent preparation for graduate work in interdisciplinary studies programs—especially those that require a broad scope of study.

Outside of class, there are a number of student activities and clubs to get involved in. Scholarships and grants are also available for our general studies students.

Integrated technology

DSU integrates technology into all of its degree programs. Depending upon the areas of focus chosen for this degree, you’ll experience a unique combination of courses. All of which will have technologies infused into them.

Get your degree online

Our general studies program is also offered completely online. Learn more about our online general studies program.

Next steps

See what classes you’ll be taking with our plan of study.

Schedule a campus visit to meet professors and students in the department and see the campus.

You can always contact us with any questions—or just to talk about what is possible.