Life has taken you away from BYU, but you are now ready 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.
Former BYU students who completed at least 27 credits on campus in Provo as an admitted day student 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 not completed any courses as an admitted BYU student in the last two years;
- 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.
Information for BYU Returning 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.