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General Studies

An english as second language class taught by UCAELI Teacher, Kelly Welch

The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program is designed to accommodate adult learners, many of whom are returning to college to complete their Bachelor’s degree after an interruption in their earlier academic careers.

Academic credits that students earned when they first began college can be counted towards the Bachelor of General Studies degree. Students who have completed an Associate’s degree or at least sixty (60) college credits from a regionally accredited, degree-granting institution are encouraged to apply to the program. BGS students work with their advisor to create an individualized plan of study based on past education, current situation, and future goals.

Many graduates of the Bachelor of General Studies program have continued on to Graduate School to study in the fields of counseling, education, nursing, law, dentistry, and medicine. For many, their completed degrees have allowed them to advance within their chosen professions. BGS graduates have pursued occupations as lawyers, legislators, dentists, business executives, police chiefs, social workers, counselors, and certified teachers, to name just a few.


Jamie Caruso
Assistant Director of BGS and Non-Degree Programs