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General Studies, B.G.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pensacola, FL, United States
The Bachelor of General Studies degree program from University of West Florida provides interdisciplinary study across academic disciplines and professional fields. It is designed for nontraditional students whose age, residence, academic interests, or career objectives require a more individualized university degree. 
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The Bachelor of General Studies degree program from University of West Florida is designed to:

  • meet the University of West Florida’s mission to provide students with access to high-quality, relevant, and affordable undergraduate learning experiences, and therefore better serve the general educational needs of region;
  • provide students an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree while maintaining family, military, and/or employment obligations;
  • offer a degree option including studies in several disciplinary areas;
  • give students the option to complete courses at the Pensacola campus, Emerald Coast campus, and/or online; and
  • provide students an opportunity to build upon the associate of arts degrees offered by other institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Writing for Business: Theory and Practice
  • Grammar for Professional Success
  • Modern Grammar and Usage
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Interviewing and Recording
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Peoples and Cultures of the World
  • Research Design in Criminal Justice

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.

General Requirements

  • International Graduate Application and Application Fee
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Official Credential Evaluation
  • English Proficiency Test
  • Graduate Admission Test Scores
  • Immigration Requirements
  • Health Requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    648 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 648 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    218 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 218 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pensacola

  • 892 - 1480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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