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General Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) Online
The General Studies program of Drexel University is designed to make earning a degree easier and more accessible for working professionals.
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This transfer credit-friendly program is perfect for those who have already earned credits from other universities, reducing time to completion and cost for a degree.

What is a General Studies degree?

The General Studies program of Drexel University provides more flexibility in completing the degree requirements. The bachelor of general studies program at Drexel gives you the opportunity to combine previously completed coursework with your professional interests to create customized specializations geared towards your dream career.

How it works

Earning your BS in General Studies degree is closer than you think. Use your previous credits to shape the path to earning your degree.

Available specializations


  • Provides a solid foundation for advancing in management and business

Client Development and Customer Service

  • Develops skills for building and maintaining successful client relationships, while familiarizing you with customer service theory

Individualized Studies

Customize your degree to meet your specific educational needs through electives in your area of interest. Common areas of focus include:

  • Addictions Counseling
  • Communication
  • Computer Crime
  • Computing Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Health Services Administration
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Security Technology
  • Sport Coaching Leadership

What can you do with a General Studies degree?

Depending on your specialization, you may pursue a career in a wide variety of fields. Common outcomes among graduates of Drexel’s online general studies bachelor degree program include advancing in their current company or field, transitioning to a new career or field, and continuing to pursue a more specific graduate degree.

Current positions of General Studies alumni include:

  • Assistant University Registrar
  • Bank Manager
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • General Manager
  • Library Tech Specialist
  • Mortgage Consultant
  • Paralegal
  • Pharmaceutical Consultant
  • Realtor
  • Senior Financial Consultant
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Vice President, Technology

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Computer Applications for Professionals
  • Career Management and Professional Development
  • Lifelong Learning Theory & Practice
  • Techniques of Speaking

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • A completed application
  • Transfer Students
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • First-Year Students
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official ACT/SAT scores no more than five years old
  • International Students: Scores from these organizations will fulfill the ACT/SAT requirement
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Additional requirements for International Students

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

    530 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 530 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    530 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 530 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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