You’ve been studying on campus but now seek greater flexibility to finish your BYU degree. With the BGS program, you can complete a BYU degree from anywhere and do it on your own schedule thanks to BYU Independent Study and other select offerings.
Current BYU students who have completed at least 90 credits can apply for the BYU Bachelor of General Studies program if they
- have never received a bachelor’s degree from any institution, including BYU;
- have completed a minimum of 27 credit hours of on-campus credit in Provo as an admitted day student;
- are in good standing (academic, financial, etc.) at all universities attended;
- have a 2.0 or higher BYU and cumulative GPA;1 and
- will abide by the BYU Honor Code and receive an annual ecclesiastical endorsement.
Current BYU students who have not completed at least 90 credit hours will need to wait two years before applying to the BGS program.
Information for BYU Campus Students
- must be admitted through a BGS-specific application process;
- take courses online through BYU Independent Study from anywhere in the world or in person at the BYU Salt Lake Center, through BYU Evening Classes, and on campus during BYU Spring Term and Summer Term;
- cannot enroll in daytime regular semester courses;
- are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid, including work-study (but other financial assistance is available);
- choose a major in General Studies with one emphasis in American Studies, Education, English, Exercise and Wellness, Family Life, History (or Family History), Business, or Psychology;
- A minimum of 10 hours in the emphasis must be enrolled in and completed through BYU after formal admission to the BGS program (not including STDEV 490).
- must complete the degree within eight years from admission;
- earn a BYU bachelor’s degree; and
- are encouraged to participate in BYU graduation ceremonies.
1If you have ever been on academic warning, probation, or suspension, please contact the BGS Office before proceeding with the application process.