Program Overview

Eastern Illinois University offers the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies program which is designed to meet the educational goals of students who are otherwise unable to take part in a traditional university setting. The program is offered entirely online for the benefit of those students, who for various reasons are unable to meet the rigors of a classroom. The benefit of an online education is that it opens advanced educational opportunities without requiring students to sacrifice their professional or personal schedules in order to do so. 

A degree in General Studies will be the basis for a future graduate level education by allowing students to complete their general education requirements without choosing a curriculum path for a particular branch of study. Students will study the arts and sciences, based on composition, mathematics, sciences, humanities, social studies and technology. With this program, students will be prepared for jobs in a variety of fields, and will be prepared for graduate education in a field of their choosing as they develop professionally.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Eastern Illinois University is a public state institution of higher learning located in Charleston, Illinois. Founded in 1895 as the Eastern Illinois State Normal School, the school’s original purpose was to be a two-year training school for teachers. Over the years the university has grown to include areas of specialization outside of education. The university changed its name to Eastern Illinois State College in 1947. Ten years later, the university adopted its current name.

    At Eastern Illinois University students can earn degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s level. Some of the most popular majors at EIU include business, education, communications and psychology. Online degree programs are offered through EIU's School of Continuing Education.


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