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Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, General Studies

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, General Studies

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Program description

Let Emporia State help you finish up your Bachelor's degree with the General Studies Major (GRS), a flexible degree completion program. Work with an advisor to complete your degree online, in the classroom, or a mixture of both.

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in General Studies at Emporia State University is a program designed specifically for students who have completed a significant amount of college credit who have a desire to finish their Bachelor's degrees for job advancement, continued studies, or personal satisfaction. In this flexible degree program, you take the classes you are interested in and expand your knowledge in multiple areas of study while completing your degree requirements in a timely fashion. What's more, the General Studies Major can be completed entirely online so you can work on your classes during lunch breaks, late in the evening or early in the morning, or during your child's sports practice.

What can you do with this degree?

The General Studies major at Emporia State opens the doors that a traditional bachelor’s degree does, and allows opportunities for advancement within a graduate’s current career or more options when choosing a new career pathway.

General Studies Degree Requirements:

  1. Complete the equivalent of two academic years of coursework (60 credit hours) in subjects closely related to the student’s interests, which may include a minor in any subject.
  2. Complete ID 492, GRS Capstone
  3. Complete elective courses in subjects to reach 120 credit hours.

For complete degree requirements, contact the departmental advisor at 620-341-5583 or to get started.

Students must complete all university graduation requirements, including:

  1. complete the general education program equivalent to the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree;
  2. complete 45 credits of upper-division coursework;
  3. maintain a 2.0 overall GPA; and maintain a 2.0 ESU institutional GPA
  4. complete 120 credits of coursework;
  5. meet ESU residency requirements.

Admission Requirements

Any student admitted to Emporia State is eligible for the General Studies major.

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Contact the departmental advisor at 620-341-5583 or to get started.

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Butcher Education Center 010

1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4042
Emporia, KS 66801