Bachelor Online

General Studies

Athabasca University

36 months
25736 CAD/year
9976 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) is one of the most popular programs at Athabasca University, mainly because of its flexibility. 


This General Studies program from Athabasca University provides an ideal pathway for individuals who have taken a variety of courses or completed partial programs of study, but have not completed a degree program. It is also beneficial for diploma-holders who need degree status to meet professional requirements, or those who possess a degree awarded outside of Canada and want to earn a Canadian degree.

The Bachelor General Studies degree program offers an opportunity for you to design a unique curriculum and learning plan to suit your own needs and interests, whether it is to meet career, educational, professional, or personal goals.


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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Decision Analysis
  • Writing in Organizations
  • Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)
  • Introductory Composition
  • Taxation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Undergraduate courses start the first day of each month, but you must register and pay your fees by the 10th of the previous month to begin on the first.


90 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal admission requirements for either the 3-year or the 4-year program. All you need is to be 16 or older. You can enrol anytime and start right away, regardless of your previous education.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25736 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 77210 CAD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    9976 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29930 CAD for the full programme during 36 months.


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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