Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.)

Online Bachelor of General Studies

The interdisciplinary nature of the B.G.S. program prepares you to excel in a number of different fields and pursuits.

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Build this degree around your career goals.
Use electives to choose a minor or complete a certificate.
Benefit from the expert instruction of faculty from multiple academic areas.

Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) Overview

The University of West Florida’s online Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) prepares you to enter an increasingly diverse workforce with marketable skills. Focus on the experience you need by building this general studies program to align with your career goals.

The B.G.S. degree includes four areas of emphasis: Communication, Information Literacy, Problem-Solving/Decision-Making and Community Leadership. In addition to these areas of interest, you can use electives to choose a minor or complete a certificate. Choose from the following certificates:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Public, Technical and Workplace Writing

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Students with a wide range of academic backgrounds
  • Nontraditional students whose age, residence, academic interests or career objectives require a more individualized university degree

Complete the Degree so You Can:

  • Identify key concepts from each of the four cognate areas (Communication, Information Literacy, Problem-Solving/Decision-Making and Community Leadership)
  • Articulate the rationale for your individualized program of study
  • Synthesize key concepts across disciplines by completing a capstone research project
  • Practice oral and written standards of communication appropriate for both academic and professional environments
  • Practice academic integrity and respect for intellectual property