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General Studies — Individualized Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Online
The accredited online Bachelor of Science degree in General Studies provides you with a broadly based curriculum designed to encourage an understanding of the forces and concepts that shape the contemporary world. This flexible, fully-online program is designed for those who wish to gain a breadth of knowledge in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences fields.

About

In consultation with your academic advisor, you'll create an individualized concentration tailored to meet your specific needs.  This transfer-friendly program is perfect for those who've already earned a large number of credits from prior studies at other universities or colleges. 

The general studies degree provides students with versatile knowledge in a variety of subject matter. Depending on your concentration, you may pursue a career in a wide variety of fields - the flexibility of a general studies degree allows students to custom-tailor the program to their fields of interest. A general studies degree may also be an option for those looking to pursue a more specific graduate degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Lifelong Learning Theory & Practice
  • Senior Project in General Studies
  • Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research
  • Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion
  • Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres
  • Techniques of Speaking

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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Academic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Admission Application
  • Application Fee, $50
  • Essay
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Proof of Financial Responsibility (International Applicants Only)

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    501 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 501 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    501 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 501 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.