The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree is an undergraduate degree specifically for adult learners who have delayed or interrupted their studies, or for whom their original major is no longer appropriate.
Thus, a student is required to have at least 75 earned credit hours with a overall GPA of 2.0 or higher and completed general studies, math and English composition before a BGS major can be declared.
The BGS degree is designed to be multidisciplinary and have maximum flexibility to suit the needs of the widest variety of students.
The BGS will allow you to build a custom concentration out of two minors, rather than a single content focus while meeting all bachelor's degree requirements.
Your path to a bachelor’s degree will be built around your unique college credit history, and, if applicable, incorporate transfer credits and past major-specific work.
Online Completion: Minors that can be earned entirely online at Missouri Western include: business, psychology and criminal justice.
Please speak to an advisor to develop a degree path based on your unique college credit history.
Students receiving the BGS degree are subject to the following degree requirements:
The BGS degree consists of two concentrations: