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General Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
Not everyone is alike, and not everyone’s interests can fit squarely into a predesigned major or degree. The General Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania is actually about being very specific with your program. Since it’s you and your advisor who will be creating your degree, it can be designed to fit the future you have in mind.
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Many opportunities await you as a general studies major, including the ability to adapt your studies to augment your specific interests. Here you will create an interdisciplinary approach to learning, enabling you to enroll in courses that you will undoubtedly find motivating and engaging.

In the General Studies program, you can choose to make friends and network with other students who share your interests. You also have the option to complete much of your coursework online or away from the IUP campus. Regardless to how you design your individualized program of study, many opportunities are available to enrich your student experience. As well, the flexibility of our program enables you to choose a minor to supplement your area of interest.

The General Studies program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is ideal for students who don’t want to be limited by one specific subject, or for those who would like to tailor their undergraduate coursework toward a specific post-baccalaureate curriculum. Graduates from our program have found success in all walks of life. Feel free to contact Professor Jenkins by phone or email. We look forward to seeing you soon at IUP.

What’s Happening for General Studies Majors

  • General studies majors can engage in many activities outside of the classroom, further enriching their enthusiasm for their area of expertise. 
  • Since you design your own major, be sure to look up activities that relate in some way to your area of interest. 
  • IUP has over 200 recognized student organizations and you're bound to find your interest.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • You know what it’s like in the workplace. But are you where you want to be? The career opportunities from a General Studies degree are almost impossible to pre-determine, since it’s you who are crafting a program of study. 
  • If you are willing to work hard and carefully develop a course of study that will best support your career ambitions, you will succeed. Furthermore, you may develop a taste for learning and confidence in building your credentials. The General Studies degree can be a pathway to higher-level degrees.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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