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Since 1973, the B.A. in General Studies at EIU has been serving adult learners in Illinois, helping them meet their goal of earning a bachelor's degree. Technology has allowed us to expand beyond Illinois, by offering this adult focused degree-completion program completely online. Click here to see if you live in a state where we are authorized to practice.

For those preferring face-to-face classes, we bring our courses to Champaign, Grayslake, River Grove and Schaumburg. An adult-friendly academic advisor will work with you from admission to the program through graduation. Advisors are located in Charleston, Champaign and the Chicago area for face-to-face appointments. They are also available via email, phone or Skype.

Our flexible degree prepares you for career advancement or to continue your education. Our graduates work in a variety of fields including business, health care, non-profits, law and education.

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Why Choose EIU for General Studies?

We know you have goals, and we can help you accomplish them. Let our staff support you as you continue your educational pursuit. Now is the time to take that next step!

Angela Pearson, December 2015 Commencement Speaker, 
talks about her experience in the B.A. in General Studies at EIU
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