General Studies

General Studies Degree

Are you a “go your own way” kind of person? Looking for a degree that emphasizes convenience, flexibility, and customization? Want to take an active role in your education and your professional pursuits? The general studies degree from Indiana University Kokomo maximizes opportunities and allows you to pursue graduate studies or advance your career!

The Bachelor of General Studies is a multidisciplinary program that emphasizes liberal arts and sciences with three learning areas for you to choose from – arts and humanities, science and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences.

Earn an individual academic degree

The General Studies program is designed for all different types of students including:

  • Adult students who may have previously been in college but did not finish their degree.
  • Transfer students, including those from two-year colleges, who want a broad-based degree program.
  • Presently enrolled students who are seeking an alternative degree completion path.

The program combines high academic standards with convenience and flexibility, allowing you to:

  • Design your class schedule in partnership with your academic advisor.
  • Earn a degree online.
  • Take online, day, evening, and/or hybrid courses.
  • Apply for credit for other accredited universities (old credits accepted).
  • Earn credit for CLEP/DSST examinations, and ACE-approved training courses.
  • Pursue minors and certificates to satisfy your academic and professional goals.

General Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate. 
  • Complete 69 credit hours of course work in the arts and sciences (School of Humanities and Social of Sciences).
  • Earn 30 of the final 60 credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree from Indiana University Kokomo.
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- and 400- level of which 15 must be earned from Indiana University Kokomo.
  • Follow the campus General Education requirements. Please check the following list for specific General Education requirements. 
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.

Specific Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

  • Complete 36 credit hours of course work in three distribution areas, with a C- grade or better, as follows:
    • 12 credit hours in arts and humanities (must have courses from at least two different academic areas)
    • 12 credit hours in science and mathematics (must have courses from at least two different academic areas)
    • 12 credit hours in social and behavioral sciences (must have courses from at least two different academic areas)
  • Complete 18 additional credit hours in one of the preceding areas as a concentration, with a C- grade or better.
  • Complete 66 credit hours of electives, 15 of which must be from the arts and sciences (School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Sciences).
  • Elective and concentration area courses can be used to meet the campus General Education requirements. 

To find out what the next four years might look like for this degree, fill out your information and follow the prompted steps to arrive at a sample degree map. For more information specific to you and your situation, please schedule a visit with an advisor today. For the most recent and up-to-date information regarding this degree, please visit our Academic Bulletin

Assessment information for this degree is available.

Can't wait to get started?

If the Bachelor of General Studies from IU Kokomo sounds like the right plan for you, we’re excited to meet you. You can reach out to the friendly faculty and staff in the School of Sciences for more details or, if you’re ready, you can go ahead and apply today. See you soon!

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