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Bachelor of Arts/Science (BA/BS) in General Studies

A Versatile Education

Southern Utah University has developed a multidisciplinary degree for students interested in pursuing a broad education. The Bachelor in General Studies allows students to manage the direction of their undergraduate studies.

This program works well for individuals who want to complete their degree. A Bachelor’s Degree has a lot to offer. Students will be able to apply knowledge skills, develop analytical concepts, and ready themselves for the professional world.

A degree in General Studies offers:

  • High-quality educational experiences
  • Preparation for the professional world
  • A springboard for careers and graduate programs
  • EDGE-- a program created to give students experiential skills

SUU has developed a General Studies program that allows students to complete their degree from any place, any time. Every semester SUU adapts additional courses to be offered online, that way students have a broad array of courses to choose from.

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Program Description

The General Studies major provides maximum flexibility for the student who wishes to embrace a broad educational program of study while maintaining a focus on personal, career or professional goals.

This major is a customized program in which the student, in collaboration with and under the guidance of experts in the field of interest, undertakes the responsibility for the design of an undergraduate degree with an emphasis in a selected area of study that reflects the student’s particular personal and professional interests. The program is intended for independent-minded, self-directed adult learners who have, at minimum, earned 60 college credits from a regionally accredited college or university.

Before a student is accepted into this program, he or she will propose a program of study consistent with the student’s educational goals which is reviewed and approved by an academic advisor and the Dean of the appropriate academic college or school, or his or her designee, in consultation with faculty from the college. All approved plans will be required to have academic rigor and integrity; be consistent with the broad undergraduate competencies of the academic area granting the degree; and be in harmony with the career or professional goals of the student.

“How do I get in?”

  • Apply for admission to SUU
  • Have a minimum cumulative SUU GPA of 2.0

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Contact Us

Program & Admission Inquiries: Aimee Kaiser
(435) 865-8308

General Studies Program Director: Dr. Karl Stevens
(435) 586-5481

Graduate & Online Studies Main Office
(435) 865-8099

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