The Bachelor of General Studies Degree (BGS) is a flexible degree program available to part-time and full-time students who are 25 years of age or older. The BGS is especially appropriate for those who have gained significant learning through work and life experience.
Credit requirements for the BGS degree can be met through college coursework (taken at Eastern and other regionally accredited colleges) in combination with a maximum of 60 credits of nontraditional learning such as Eastern's Credit for Lifelong Learning (CLL) program (open to those 25 years and older), CLEP (College Level Examination Program) and DSST tests, and American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations for military training.
Upon entry to the BGS program, each student completes a learning agreement with a Continuing Education advisor. This agreement outlines the student's proposed plan of study and ensures that all degree and University requirements will be met. There is no time limit on when prior transfer courses were taken. A minimum of 30 credits must be earned through actual coursework completed with Eastern.
For more information about the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree, call the School of Continuing Education at 860-465-0206.