Bachelor of Arts in General Studies
Eastern Illinois University

Program Details

Eastern Illinois University offers the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies, an online liberal arts degree.  This liberal arts degree program is designed to meet the educational goals of students who are otherwise unable to take part in a traditional university setting.  A degree in General Studies will serve as the basis for a future graduate level education.  A liberal arts education allows students to complete their general education requirements without choosing a curriculum path for a particular branch of study. 

This program prepares graduates for numerous professions including:

  • Business
  • Non-Profits
  • Law Enforcement
  • Education 
  • Health Care


A bachelor completion program requires a total of 120 credits, including transfer credits.

  • Be a mature adult
  • Recommended to have 60 hours of earned college credit at the time of application
  • Transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission