Program Overview

University of Central Missouri offers a General Studies Major which is ideal for students who want a flexible curriculum that is customized to their own individual interests. This degree is designed for students who have already completed credit hours but have not earned their degree yet. Students may chose a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. Enrolled students who choose a B.A. must become proficient in a foreign language. Graduates who earn this degree will gain the opportunity to advance their career opportunities in today’s competitive workforce. Students may tailor their curriculum to interests that they would like to explore. Earning the General Studies Major qualifies students for various positions in businesses, organizations, and government.

Individuals who are interested in earning a B.S./B.A. in General Studies will first meet with an academic advisor where the advisor will draft a General Studies contract. Students will have an opportunity to explore areas of science, mathematics, humanities, communication, writing, history, literature, languages, and much more. Students may transfer previous credits into the program in order to earn their degree.

In order to accommodate for different preferences of students, classes are available in a completely online format. This allows students to have a flexible experience while working towards their degree. Enrolled students will be able to fulfill other roles besides being a student. Students may enjoy the convenience of not commuting to campus and completing all of the work from home. Participants may also complete the program while maintaining employment and other commitments.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    School Overview

    Founded in 1871, the University of Central Missouri, located in Warrensburg, Missouri, is a four-year, public university originally known as State Normal School District, #2. It later became Warrensburg Teachers College and went through several other name changes before becoming the University of Central Missouri in 1996. UCM focuses on "preparing its students to succeed in a world that is quickly changing. UCM’s academics, opportunities for leadership and programs provide students with the skills, experience and knowledge that will help them succeed in life."

    UCM offers programs for bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate level certificates from the following colleges:

    • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Harman College of Business and Professional Studies
    • College of Education
    • College of Health, Science and Technology
    • Honors College

    Select online bachelor's and master's degrees are available through UCM Online. Online instructors are the same as classroom instructors.


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