General Studies Bachelor of Arts or Sciences
This online degree completion program serves students with interdisciplinary personal or professional goals. Learn more and do more for God by attending Andrews University online while continuing family and career commitments. Finish at your own pace, anywhere.
Program Type: Bachelors degree
Program Length: 124 credits
Online Format: Self-paced, some interactive
Program Entry: August, January or May
Application Deadline: Admission year-round
Why at Andrews? Flexible. Faith-based. Online.
Students who complete this program should be able to:
Communicate effectively, think critically, observe accurately, analyze quantitatively, and solve problems creatively.
Appreciate creative and aesthetic activity through participation in culturally diverse contexts.
Master content knowledge in selected discipline(s).
Articulate a Christian worldview and understanding of the Adventist faith and Andrews mission applied to chosen profession and convictions.
Form and enjoy cross-cultural and enduring relationships.
Evaluate personal effectiveness with understanding of roles and responsibilities as a citizen of this world and God’s kingdom.
Learn more: Undergraduate Admission Policy
Official high school transcript with 2.5 or higher GPA, or GED certificate with minimum 450 on 5 sections and no score lower than 410
ACT or SAT scores if high school completed in the United States within the last 3 years
Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended with 2.5 or higher GPA
English language proficiency test scores when first language is not English and less than four years of high school where English was the language of instruction
Students in United States without documentation are welcome
A general studies degree is a stepping stone to career advancement, a new vocation, or simply personal growth
Customize a focus area bridging into an Andrews University online graduate program.
FOCUS AREA - BA:33, BS:39
30 upper division credits
30 credits earned through Andrews
BA Focus: 33 credits, 11 upper division,
11 through Andrews
BS Focus : 39 credits, 13 upper division,
13 through Andrews
Cumulative GPA of all transferred or
Andrews credits is 2.0 or higher
Cumulative focus GPA 2.25 or
higher, with all grades C- or above
CORE EXPERIENCE — BA:58, BS:54
Religion: 1 class per year
English & Communications: 3 classes
Language (BA only): 2 intermediate-level classes
History: 2 classes
Fine Arts or Humanities: 2 classes
Life and Physical Science: 1 class with lab in each
Mathematics: 1 class
Service learning: 40+ hours volunteering
Social Sciences: 2 classes
Fitness Education: 4 credits
ELECTIVES — 31 credits
Transfer credits, prior learning assessed, or class to complete the 124 credit total.