General Studies (Bachelor of Arts)

Earn an Online General Studies Degree

Not sure what direction you want to go in your professional life … but you know you want a solid education for real-world success? Earn your online Bachelor of Arts in General Studies from Grantham University. With courses designed to reflect the latest trends and market developments, this degree will help you prepare for a brighter, more professional future.

What will I learn in the online General Studies bachelor’s degree program?
The degree in general studies program features a higher-level curriculum in mathematics, social and behavioral sciences, humanities and natural sciences – as well as a major emphasis on clear communication. More than half of the required classes involve writing for content and persuasion.

What careers can I pursue with this bachelor’s degree in General Studies program?
This degree can prepare you for a number of professional positions, from administrative areas to the sales floor – any job requiring effective communication. And because these skills are universally important in both private and public sectors, you could work almost anywhere.

How long is this online program for General Studies?
At 121 credit hours, your online general studies degree is designed to be completed in about 38 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

How much will the online bachelor’s degree General Studies program cost?
The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin weekly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

General Studies Program Outcomes

After successfully completing your general studies courses, 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

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

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, military personnel, 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

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
CO101 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CS105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
EN101 English Composition I 3
EN102 English Composition II 3
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
GU100 Student Success 1
GU299 General Education Capstone 3
PL201 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PL301 Practical Philosophy 3
BA250 Personal Finance 3
EN361 Technical Writing 3
CA408 Research Methods 3
CA499 Professional Strategies 3
PA301 Introduction 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

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