Degree Fulfillment

The Bachelor's Degree

General Studies students earn a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) The Bachelor of Arts combines breadth of study in a range of subjects and disciplines, represented by the core requirements, with specialization in a major field of study. Whether they major in the sciences, humanities, or social sciences, all GS students receive a BA degree.

To qualify for a bachelor's degree, students are required to complete 124 points with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. The 124 points are distributed among three general categories: core requirements, major requirements, and electives. GS students are required to complete a major in order to graduate. See Majors and Concentrations for details about individual major programs.