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The Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree program is a nontraditional approach to obtaining a fully accredited bachelor of arts degree. Designed for the mature adult who has family and career responsibilities and who may live at a distance from campus, the program combines sound academic principles with advances in technology to provide ways to achieve degree completion.

The program is exceptionally well-suited to serve the educational needs of adults who cannot access university coursework in a traditional manner. It is recommended that a prospective student have at least 30 hours of earned college credit at the time of application.

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!

Joe Johnston, December 2014 Commencement Speaker, 
talks about his experience in the B.A. in General Studies at EIU
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