Earn Your Bachelor of General Studies Online for only $75 per credit!

Multiple Start Dates. Next Classes start January 10th, 2022.

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 Online Program Highlights

  • $75 per credit, offered only in this program
  • A set number of courses from multiple disciplines
  • Courses taught in a 7-week online format so you can focus on one or two classes at a time
  • 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

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Spring 2022

 A Session: January 10 - February 27, 2022

Class Title CRN Credits Requirement/Notes
SUU 1020 Student Success Strategies 12513 1 Required course: must be taken in first session
SUU 1060 Academic Wellness 12564 1 Students admitted on Academic Probation 1 must take this course.
GS 4000 General Studies Capstone 12515 1 Required course: must be taken in final semester.
CJ 1330 Criminal Investigations 12516 3 Lower Division Class
ENGL 1010 Intro to Academic Writing 12651 3 General Education
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing, Extended 13372 5 General Education
HU 1010 Introduction to Humanities 13437 3 Humanities General Education or Lower Division class.
ORPT 2040 Americans in the Outdoors 12517 3 Humanities General Education class or a Lower Division class.
FLHD 2400 Marriage and Family Relations 12521 3 Social and Behavioral Science General Education class and/or Lower Division class.
FLHD 3100 Foundations of School Counseling 12520 3 Upper Division Class, must have previously taken FLHD 1500.
FLHD 3300 Family Processes and Theory 12569 3 Upper Division Class, must have previously taken FLHD 1500 or PSY 1100 or PSY 1110
GEO 1090 How the Earth Works 12528 3 Physical Sciences GE. Must be taken with GEO 1095.
GEO 1095 How the Earth Works Lab 12529 1 Must be taken with GEO 1090.
MKTG 3010 Marketing Principles 12566, 12567 3 Upper Division class
PLA 3920* Prior Learning Assessment 12514 1-15 In order to take PLA students will need to fill out the Permission to Add Course form and explain how many credits they are hoping to earn and what prior learning experiences they'd like to earn credit for.
POLS 3520 Civil Rights and Liberties 13140 3 Upper Division class

B Session: March 7 - April 28, 2022

Class Title CRN Credits Requirement/Notes
SUU 1020 Student Success Strategies 12522 1 Required course: must be taken in first session
SUU 1060 Academic Wellness 12565 1 Students admitted on Academic Probation 1  must  take this course.
GS 4000 General Studies Capstone 12524 1 Required course: must be taken in final session
CJ 1330 Criminal Investigations 13141 3 Lower Division Elective
ENGL 1010E Introduction to Academic Writing, Extended 13372 5 General Education requirement. Remedial English & English 1010
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 12518 3 General Education requirement. Must have previously taken ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1010E.
ENTR 3100 Basic Entrepreneurship 12652 3 Upper Division Class
GEO 1090 How the Earth Works 12795 3 Physical Sciences General Education class. Must be taken with GEO 1095
GEO 1095 How the Earth Works Lab 12796 1 Must be taken with GEO 1090
COMM 3150 Nonverbal Communication 12525, 12794, 13538 3 Upper Division Class
FLHD 2700 Consumerism and Family Finance in American Society 12526 3 Social and Behavioral Science General Education class and/or Lower Division class.
FLHD 3100 Foundations of School Counseling 12568 3  Upper Division class, must have previously taken FLHD 1500.
FLHD 3300 Family Processes and Theory 12527 3 Upper Division class, must have previously taken FLHD 1500 or PSY 1100 or PSY 1110
INFO 1010 Information Literacy 12519 1 GE - co-req with ENGL 2010
INFO 3050 Living an Informed Life 13100 3 Upper Division class
MATH 1031 Statistical Reasoning 13539 3 Quantitative Literacy-General Education
ORPT 2040 Americans in the Outdoors 12954 3 Humanities GE or Lower Division Elective
PLA 3920* Prior Learning Assessment 12523 1-15 In order to take PLA students will need to fill out the Permission to Add Course form and explain how many credits they are hoping to earn and what prior learning experiences they'd like to earn credit for.
POLS 3520 Civil Rights and Liberties 12650 3 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.  In order to register for this course please fill out the Permission to Add Course form and explain how many credits you are hoping to earn and what prior learning experiences you would like to earn credit for.

***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.

Summer 2022

 A Session: May 16 - July 3

Class Title CRN Credits Requirement/Notes
CJ 1330 Criminal Law 20914 3 Lower Division Course
CJ 3020 Criminal Justice Management 20916 3  Upper Division Course. Prerequisite: CJ 1010
COMM 4240 Technical Writing 20915 3 Upper Division Course 
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 20919 3 Written Communication Core
ENGL 1010E Introduction to Academic Writing, Extended 20920 5 Remedial English. Written Communication Core
FLHD 1500 Human Development through the Lifespan 20923 3 Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
FLHD 3450 Mindfulness and Meditation 20924 3 Upper Division Course. Prerequisite: FLHD 1500
GS 4000 General Studies Capstone 20926 3 Required course: must be taken in final session
INFO 1010 Information Literacy 20930 1 Integrated Learning Knowledge Area
MATH 970 Math Essentials Combined 20933 4 Remedial Graded
MGMT 3180 Management and Organizations 20935 3 Acceptance into the School of Business OR permission from a School of Business advisor
MUSC 1020 Popular Music in America 20937 3 Fine Arts Knowledge Area

B Session: July 5 - August 21

Class Title CRN Credits Requirement/Notes
CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice 20917 3 Social Science Knowledge Area
COMM 3150 Nonverbal Communication 20918 3 Upper Division Course
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 20921 3 Written Communication Core
ENTR 3100 Basic Entrepreneurship Skills 20922 3 Upper Division Course
FLHD 2400 Marriage and Family Retaliations 20925 3  Social and Behavioral Science Knowledge Area
GS 4000 General Studies Capstone 20927 3 Required course: must be taken in final session
HIST 3630 African American History since 1877 20928 3 Upper Division Course
HU 1010 Introduction to Humanities 20929 3 Humanities Knowledge Area
INFO 1010 Information Literacy 20931 1 Integrated Learning Knowledge Area
INFO 3050 Living and Informed Life through Information Literacy 20932 3 Upper Division Course
MATH 1031 Statistical Reasoning 20934 3 Quantitative Literacy Core
MKTG 3030 Buyer Behavior 20936 3 Acceptance into the School of Business OR permission from a School of Business advisor
PHYS 1040 Elementary Astronomy 20940, 20938 3 Physical Science Knowledge Area. Co-requisite: PHYS 1045
PHYS 1045 Elementary Astronomy Lab 20939 1 Physical Science Knowledge Area. Co-requisite: PHYS 1040

*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.  In order to register for this course please fill out the Permission to Add Course form and explain how many credits you are hoping to earn and what prior learning experiences you would like to earn credit for.

***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.

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.

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 are considered full-time. Watch our introductory video to learn more.

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.