No. The program is only available to former BYU students who have already completed at least 27 credit hours at the BYU campus in Provo as admitted day student.
You may call the BGS office for information on your prior BYU GPA and academic standing. Academic information can only be given directly to you, as the student.
Yes, they will count toward total credit hours, even if they don’t fill a specific course requirement.
Only if you completed additional classes at that school after the transcript was originally sent to BYU.
BYU only accepts credit for courses completed at an acceptable accredited institution and printed on an official school transcript.
The application process includes an official evaluation of your previously earned credit. While former BYU students may contact the BGS office to find out how many total credits they have earned at BYU, an accurate estimate of the specific courses and requirements needed for graduation can only be made after the official evaluation is complete.
Generally up to four weeks. Once we have received ALL application materials, we will conduct a thorough evaluation of your transcripts and credits.
BGS students are no longer eligible to apply for and receive Federal Financial Aid.
Once admitted, you may qualify for financial assistance available through the BGS Department. See program costs for more information on financial aid.
A BGS student’s major is general studies with an emphasis in one of the following areas: American studies, business, education, English, exercise and wellness, family life, history (family history track), history (history track), or psychology. If you were close to finishing your degree on campus, you may want to contact your previous college advisement center to find out if it is possible to finish through your original major.
Once you are admitted to the BGS Program, it is expected that you will complete your remaining courses through BYU. Pre-approvals for earning and transferring credit from accredited colleges and universities after formal admission are given only for special circumstances to fill the university core foreign language requirement.
It depends on how many credits you have left to complete for your degree and how much time you have to devote to your studies. Generally speaking, full-time students complete 30 credits per year. If you are working, have a family, etc., you will probably consider yourself a part-time student, able to complete approximately 15 credits per year. However, even completing this many credits will require a significant amount of time and commitment. Once you are admitted to the BGS Program, you will have up to eight years to complete your degree.
Yes. Graduation ceremonies are held each year in April.
The Bachelor of General Studies is a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University designed to help you finish at home what you started at BYU. As with any degree, the type of job you obtain after graduation will depend on the type of job you are seeking and the other job skills you possess, as well as your bachelor’s degree. BGS graduates have found employment in several different fields. Others have continued their education and have been successful in a variety of graduate programs, including business, law, nursing, and various social science fields.