The Degree You Want at an Affordable Price

Earn Your Bachelor of General Studies for only $75 per credit! Classes start September 8th, 2021.

The main reason people don’t start - or finish their college degree - is money. We want to change that for you. The new 100% online Bachelor of General Studies is an affordable, accessible way to earn your Bachelor’s Degree for only $9,000 in as little as 3 years. If you’re looking for a change, better job security, a promotion, or want to simply feel that sense of accomplishment for earning your degree, then this program is for you.

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BGS Program Highlights

  • $75 per credit, offered only in this program
  • Courses taught in a 7-week online format
  • Program is designed to be super flexible so you can balance your career, family, health, and social life
  • Classes are outlined from the beginning, so you know every step you need to take to graduate
  • Get credit for life experience with Prior Learning Assessment
  • General Education courses will be offered
  • Free to Apply

An Accredited Education at an Affordable Price

Southern Utah University has been providing quality education to people like you since 1897. Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) means you are getting a quality education in one of the most affordable bachelor’s degrees in the nation. Your Bachelor of General Studies will cost you $9000 in tuition from start to finish before any qualifying financial aid is applied.

Earn Your Degree Anytime, Anywhere.

Online, 7-week courses mean you don’t have to quit your job or upend your life to earn your degree. You can log in anytime to complete homework before deadlines from wherever you are (even on vacation). With the short, 7-week semesters you can give your entire focus to one class at a time, or take a few if it fits your schedule.

Advance Your Life

A bachelor’s degree opens new doors like promotions, jobs, and even master’s degrees. SUU’s online Bachelor of General Studies is the most affordable way to take that next step in your life. In as little as 3 years, you can be wearing that cap and gown, walking across the stage, and receiving your diploma with little to no student debt.


Why Should I Earn My Bachelor's Degree in General Studies?

Earning your degree can be difficult, no matter your age or circumstances. But, if you’re hoping for change, better job security, a promotion, or want to simply finish what you started --going to school is something you will not regret.

Completing your degree will:

  • Be an investment in your future
  • Help you qualify for future promotions
  • Develop your problem solving & critical thinking skills
  • Provide a sense of accomplishment

Need More Reasons?

A Bachelor of General Studies is a high-quality flexible education that prepares you to advance your career or pursue graduate school. This online program provides a focused set of courses in a variety of subjects. These courses are intended to develop critical thinking, soft skills, communication abilities, and insight into many different fields.

The material covered in the online version of a course is the same as a traditional on-campus class. Although there may be different ways the material is studied or covered, you will learn the same core information and techniques. For a heavily discounted rate you will receive the same high standard of education as all other SUU students.

All of our programs offer quality education at affordable prices. However, this General Studies program offers shorter, more flexible classes at a heavily reduced tuition rate. If you want to discuss the different options in more detail then you can reach out to our friendly team of advisors at 435-865-8665 or email us at onlineadmissions@suu.edu

Once you are admitted, you may follow these instructions in order to register for classes:

  1. Go to www.suu.edu.
  2. Select “mySUUportal” 
  3. Select “Registration” in the BANNER section (on the bottom left side of the screen)
  4. Select “Registration”
  5. Select “Register for Classes”
  6. Select the proper semester
  7. Select “Continue”
  8. Select the “Enter CRN" tab
  9. Enter the CRN from the email you received
  10. Click “Add Another CRN”, if you are wanting to register for more than one class and add those CRNs
  11. Select “Add to Summary”
  12. If you have a screen pop up titled  “Confirm Your Dates” do the following:
    • In the first box date put the date that is below the “Permitted Date” by using the calendar pull down. DO NOT PUT AN END DATE. These dates may not always correspond with your real course dates. They are formatted for how we build the course on our end
  13. Click “Confirm”
  14. Click “Submit at the very bottom of the screen”
  15. You have now successfully registered!

*If you get an error please take a screenshot and send it to onlineoutreach@suu.edu so we can help you proceed.

Yes! SUU offers summer classes to help you earn your degree in as little as three years.

FALL 2021

 A Session: September. 8 - October 24

Class Title CRN Credits Requirement/Notes
SUU 1020 Student Success Strategies 32743 1 Required course: must be taken in first session
ENGL 1010E Introduction to Academic Writing, Extended 32736 5 General Education class
NFS 1020 Scientific Foundations of Human Nutrition 32739 3 Life Sciences General Education class
HIST 3870 History of Utah 32737 3 Upper Division class
INFO 1010 - Stand alone Information Literacy 32738 1 Stand alone section for students who have previously taken ENGL 2010 but not INFO 1010
POLS 3510 Constitutional Law 32742 3 Upper Division class
PLA 3920* Prior Learning Assessment 32687 1-15 Upper Division class
GS 4000 General Studies Capstone 32685 3 Required course: must be taken in final session
FLHD 1500 Human Development through the Lifespan 33254 3 Social and Behavioral Science General Education class or lower-division elective
FLHD 4100 Family Problems and Solutions 33255 3 Upper-division elective. Prerequisites: FLHD 1500 or PSY 1100 or PSY 1110
MATH 0970 Math Essentials Combined 33286 4 Credit is not counted toward graduation. This course does not require an ALEKS score and if you earn a grade of “B-” or higher you will qualify to take MATH 1031, which is needed for graduation.
COMM 4240 Technical Writing 33411 3 Upper Division class

B Session : October 25 - December 13

Class Title CRN Credits Requirement/Notes
SUU 1020 Student Success Strategies 32744 1 Required course: must be taken in first session
PHYS 1040 Elementary Astronomy 32740 3 Physical Sciences General Education class. Must be taken with PHYS 1045
PHYS 1045 Elementary Astronomy Lab 32741 1 Must be taken with PHYS 1040
THEA 1023 Introduction to Film 32745 3 Fine Arts General Education class
COMM 4240 Technical Writing 32735 3 Upper Division class
FLHD 4250 Marital Problems and Solutions 33256 3 Upper division elective. Prerequisites: FLHD 1500 or PSY 1100 or PSY 1110
PLA 3920* Prior Learning Assessment 32694 1-15 Upper Division class
GS 4000 General Studies Capstone 32686 1 Required course: must be taken in final session
HU 1010  Introduction to Humanities 33375 3 Humanities General Education class
NFS 1020 Scientific Foundations of Human Nutrition 33413 3 Life Sciences General Education class

*The point of this course is to give you university credit for your past life experiences. By the end of the class, you will have created a deliverable that reflects both the value of your experience, and your understanding of how that experience connects to your educational pursuits.

***If it has been more than two years since you took a Math class or a Math Placement Exam, you will be required to take the ALEKS Math Placement Exam before you will be able to register for a math class at SUU. You will work with the Specialized Testing Center to coordinate proctoring so you don't have to come to SUU's campus: 435-865-8113 or specialtest@suu.edu.*** 

Follow these Registration Instructions to register for classes and let the Student Outreach Team know if you have any questions at onlineoutreach@suu.edu or 435-865-8653.

Research shows that 72% of people are employed in a field that is different from their college major. Forward-thinking companies are looking for employees with the strong critical thinking and communication abilities that a college education provides. Through this program, we are committed to helping you develop qualities that modern-day workplaces are searching for.

There are articles such as Do Big Cities Help College Graduates Find Better Jobs that you may read to be prepared.

This program offers all the benefits of a regular online degree but at a reduced cost.

Online courses do not require you to be physically present at any point during the term. There is not a specified time the online class meets and course materials are accessible 24/7. Professors provide the online resources that students need to complete the assignments, projects, and tests by creating modules for each section, topic, or week of the semester. Since these courses are condensed into a seven-week format (half the time of a regular semester course), two classes of six credits total is considered full-time.

You will have a team of academic advisors ready to help you register for classes and adapt to online learning. You will also have access to the SUU tutoring center which offers online services. You may also look at the full list of resources available.

The Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) course provides an opportunity for you to earn up to 15 upper-division elective credits by developing a portfolio or written summary of your personal and professional experiences. Credit can be earned for past learning experiences including, but not limited to, employment, job training, service or humanitarian trips, certifications, licenses, and more. For more information, you can visit the PLA page here. (PLA 3920 is not eligible for Financial Aid)

This degree is eligible for loans, grants, and other funding sources through FAFSA and other financial institutions. Combined with the $75/credit tuition rate this program puts a college education within your reach. (PLA 3920 is an exception as it does not count towards financial aid eligibility)
In general, we accept credits from other regionally accredited institutions. According to University Policy: The University awards transfer credit according to guidelines in regional, state, and institutional policies. It reserves the right to accept or reject credits earned at other institutions of higher education. In general, it is University policy to accept credits earned at institutions fully accredited by their institutional accrediting association, provided that the granting institution is listed within the Database of Postsecondary Institutions and Programs and is in good standing with one of the accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. (University Policy 6.47)

If you have further questions about transfer credits please contact our admissions advisors at 435-865-8665 or email us at onlineadmissions@suu.edu
Never. However, we would love for you to be here for your graduation celebration!

Due to the nature of the degree, there are a variety of jobs that you can pursue. It opens up the door to jobs that require a Bachelor's degree in a variety of fields.

All of SUU’s online classes are asynchronous. This means that you can work on your coursework anytime of day, allowing you to work towards your degree while working your 9 to 5. Online courses do not require you to be physically present at any point during the term. There is not a specified time the online class meets and course materials are accessible 24/7. Professors provide the online resources for students through online modules in the Canvas learning platform. Students need to complete the assignments, projects, and tests within the modules for each section, topic, or week of the semester.
No. All testing can be done remotely, although the tests and proctoring methods may vary from professor to professor and between different classes.
At the end of this program you will earn a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies. You will have a foundation in a variety of subjects and you will have sharpened your critical thinking and communication skills in addition to gaining a wide variety of knowledge about many different fields.
Many Master’s programs don’t specify the need for a particular bachelor’s degree. Because of this, you will find lots of opportunities for earning graduate-level degrees after going through this program. Check out some of SUU’s Master’s degrees on this page.

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