Online General Studies Program (BA)

Online General Studies Bachelor of Arts Degree

Grantham University’s online General Studies degree opens the door for vast career opportunities in today’s hottest industries. Courses are designed to reflect the latest trends and market developments. Taught by instructors who share real-world insight into the job market, this degree program gives you a multifaceted knowledge base to help prepare you for the career of your choosing.  

With the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BA-GS), you will engage in a higher-level curriculum in mathematics, social and behavioral sciences, humanities, communication and natural sciences. The BA-GS places emphasis on writing for content and communication.

General Studies Program Outcomes

At the successful completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Effectively communicate, analyze and synthesize knowledge from a variety of academic disciplines
  • Analyze the perspectives and terminology of an array of academic disciplines
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills
  • Apply the knowledge of the liberal arts and sciences in appropriate ways
  • Demonstrate skills in research, writing and presentation across a variety of disciplines

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Credit Hour Breakdown

BA-GNST 121
Total Credit Hours 121

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
BA150 Principles of Business Management
BA201 Microeconomics
CJ102 Introduction to Criminology

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
BA150 Principles of Business Mgmt 3
BA201 Microeconomics 3
BA206 Macroeconomics 3
CJ101 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
CJ102 Introduction to Criminology 3
CO101 Intro to Public Speaking 3
CS105 Intro to Computer Applications 3
EN101 English Composition I 3
GP210 American Government I 3
GS102 Introduction to Life Science 3
GU100 Student Success 1
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
MA105 College Algebra 3
PA301 Intro to Public Administration 3
Program and core: 40
Electives (27): 81
Total: 121

Additional online degree details

Degree level:Bachelors
Delivery method:Online
Availability:Available
Starts:Weekly

Career Information

10-year Job Growth

Employment of sales managers is expected to grow 12 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

  • 382,300
  • 342,100
  • 2010
  • 2020
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs.
*2020 total jobs is an estimate.

Average Salary

  • The top 10% earn$166,400
  • The median earn$98,530
  • The lower 10% earn$49,960
* Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries listed are dependent on prior experiences as well as the number of years of seniority.

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