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

Bachelor of Arts - General Studies 124
Total Credit Hours 124

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
BA150 Principles of Business Management
PS240 Fundamentals of Psychology
BA201 Microeconomics
BA250 Personal Finance
CJ102 Introduction to Criminology
PL401 Philosophy of Science and Technology

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
AR301 Modern Art in the U.S. 3
BA150 Principles of Business Mgmt 3
BA201 Microeconomics 3
BA206 Macroeconomics 3
BA250 Personal Finance 3
CH201 Chemistry & Society 3
CJ101 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
CJ102 Introduction to Criminology 3
CS101 CompConcepts and Office Apps 4
CS165 Adv Microcomputer Apps 4
EN101 English Composition I 3
EN102 English Composition II 3
EN301 Survey of American Lit I 3
EN405 Lit of the Western World I 3
GP210 American Government I 3
GP215 American Government II 3
GS103 Intro to Physical Science 3
GU100 Student Success 1
HS101 World Hist:Ancient to Renaissa 3
MA105 College Algebra 3
PA301 Intro to Public Administration 3
PH201 Physics Concepts & Connection 4
PL201 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PL301 Practical Philosophy 3
PL401 Philosophy of Sci & Technology 3
PS240 Fundamentals of Psychology 3
PS260 Abnormal Psychology 3
SO101 Introduction to Sociology I 3
SO106 Introduction to Sociology II 3
Program and core: 88
Electives (12): 36
Total: 124

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 Salaries

  • 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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