Earn Your Bachelor of General Studies Degree

Finally get that diploma for only $75 per credit!

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 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

  • Cost is $75 per credit, offered only in this new program
  • Courses will be 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

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

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A Bachelor of General Studies provides a broad education. It offers high-quality, flexible education that prepares you to advance your career or pursue graduate school

The material that is covered in an online 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, techniques, and material.

Summer 2021 

A Session:May 17th - July 4th

Class Title CRN Credits Requirement/Notes
SUU 1020 Student Success Strategies 20938 1 Required course: must be taken in first session
GS 4000 General Studies Capstone 20942 1 Required course: must be taken in final session
PLA 3920* Prior Learning Assessment 20945 1-15 Upper Division class
FLHD 4300 Human Sexuality 20940 3 Upper Division class
MKTG 3100 Marketing Principles 20941 3 Upper Division class
ENGL 2010 Writing about Argumentation 20920 3 General Education class - must be taken with INFO 1010
INFO 1010 Information Literacy 20921 1 General Education class - must be taken with ENGL 2010
POLS 1100 American National Government 20943 3 American Institutions General Education class
FLHD 2700 Consumerism and Family Finance in American Society  21381 3 Lower Division class

B Session : July 6th - August 22nd

Class Title CRN Credits Requirement/Notes
SUU 1020 Student Success Strategies 20939 1 Required course: must be taken in first session
GS 4000 General Studies Capstone 20947 1 Required course: must be taken in final session
PLA 3920* Prior Learning Assessment 20944 1-15 Upper Division class
HIST 3630 Afro-American History from 1877-Present 20926 3 Upper Division class
MATH 1031** Statistical Reasoning 20928 3 Quantitative Literacy General Education class
MUSC 1050 Music of the World 20946 3 Fine Arts General Education class
ENTR 3100 Basic Entrepreneurship Skills 21351  3 Upper Division class
MKTG 3030 Buyer Behavior 20969 3 Upper Division class
POLS 3120 Courts 20968 Upper Division 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.

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
EDUC 1010 Introduction to Education 32986 Humanities General Education 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
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

*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.

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 receive a personal student success advisor. Their job is to help you plan out your degree and adapt to online learning.

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 their personal and professional experiences. Credit can be earned for past experiences like job experience, service or humanitarian trips, certifications, and more.

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.

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