“I am prepared to tackle the challenges ahead.”
Damon left BYU to chase entrepreneurial ventures, but found it difficult to find a job when the economy shifted. With his BYU BGS degree in hand now, the doors are opening up.
“Of course! Do it!”
After seeing all her kids go to college, Debbi decided it was her turn to return to BYU to finish what she started many years ago. Now she is a college graduate like the rest of her family.
“Life calls—then calls again.”
Intent on finishing what she started at BYU, Emily felt relief and excitement when she spotted the BGS poster at church. Through BYU’s Bachelor of General Studies, she completed her degree as a wife and mother.
“My intended lifelong career was over.”
LaDon was forced to sell his business and search for work. He learned that he could return to college after a 20-year absence and not just survive, but excel. Now he is a contributing employee in an entirely new line of work.
The bachelor of general studies is a fully accredited bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University designed to help you finish at home what you started at BYU.
Apply previously earned credit and complete the rest of your degree from anywhere in the world by taking BYU Independent Study courses.
The major is general studies, with an emphasis in one of seven areas of study:
- American Studies
- Family History
- Family Life
Complete our simple application process and get back on track toward your BYU graduation!
Take your place as a BYU grad!
Am I eligible?
If you have:
- attended BYU previously as a day student,
- earned 30 or more credits on the Provo campus (exam credit excluded), and
- been away for at least two years,
you can apply previously earned credit and complete your bachelor’s degree from home.
How do I fill remaining course requirements?
BGS course and credit requirements can be filled with courses completed:
- through BYU Independent Study.
- at the BYU Salt Lake Center.
- through BYU Evening Classes.
- at BYU during spring and summer terms (formally admitted BGS students may attend day or evening classes during spring and summer terms).
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