General Studies BA or BS

The General Studies Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees are designed for students with interdisciplinary personal or professional goals. This degree completion online program allows you to finish courses at your own pace, anywhere. Learn more and do more for God by attending Andrews University online while continuing family and career commitments. 


  • Program Type: Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration of Program: 124 Credits
  • Course Format: Self-spaced, 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.


Create your major as an individualized focus area.  Discuss what credit for prior college level learning may be  evaluated after completing 12 Andrews University credits.

Degree Requirements BA: Credits  BS: Credits 
Focus (in residence) Minimum  33 (11) 39 (13)
Andrews Core Experience 58+  54
Electives  28 31
Total program semester credits 124 124

See printale program overview with course options


  • A completed online application
  • Official transcripts from high school with an average GPA of 2.5 or GED certificate with minimum 450 on 5 sections, no score lower than 410
  • ACT / SAT scores are required if high school was completed in the United States within the last 3 years
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended with overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher 
  • 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 US without documentation welcome

Learn more: Undergraduate Admission Policy


Financial aid, scholarships & payment plans available



Career Connections

  • A general studies degree is a stepping stone to career advancement, a new vocation, or simply personal growth

Graduate Programs

  • Customize a focus area bridging into an Andrews University online graduate program
  • Explore more options with your academic advisor


  1. Apply Online. Contact an Academic Advisor with any questions.
  2. Once you receive an admission email, activate your username and set up your email address.
  3. Complete the orientation course that will prepare you to study online.
  4. Video conference with your academic advisor to plan your study path.
  5. Register, pay, and purchase textbooks before class starts.