| The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Degree Program is a flexible adult degree program offered through the School of Continuing Education at Eastern. It is available to both full-time and part-time students who are 25 years of age or older at the time of matriculation to the university. It is especially appropriate for those who have gained significant learning through their work/life experience. There is no minimum number of completed credits required for entry into the BGS Program.
Credit requirements for the BGS degree can be met through college coursework (taken at Eastern and other colleges) in combination with nontraditional learning programs such as Eastern's Credit for Life Experience and Learning Program, CLEP (College Level Examination Program), and American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations for military and other training. A maximum of 60 credits may be earned through one or a combination of nontraditional learning options.
Upon entry to the BGS Program, each student completes a learning contract with a Continuing Education advisor. This contract outlines the student's proposed plan of study and ensures that all degree and University requirements will be met. A minimum of 30 credits must be earned through actual coursework completed at Eastern. Transfer credits from other colleges and universities can be easily incorporated into the BGS degree; there is no time limit on when transfer courses were taken. For further information about the BGS Program, visit the School of Continuing Education website.