Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern Launches Online Bachelor of General Studies Degree Program

eagleheadThe dream of a degree from Georgia Southern University will soon be within reach for many adults who thought it was too late to return to college because of career or family obligations. Beginning in January the University will offer a Bachelor of General Studies major offered completely online.

“The online Bachelor of General Studies degree has been designed specifically for people who have always wanted to earn their college degree, but life got in the way,” said Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel. “We wanted to provide students including working adults, members of the military and stay-at-home parents with access to a respected university without having to travel to campus.”

Keel notes that the degree is not only perfect for working adults, but also is a great option for members of the military and students at two-year colleges and technical schools that want to earn a four-year degree. “The program is already attracting interest from students that have always wanted to earn a bachelor’s degree, but are either deployed or working and cannot travel to campus.”

In addition to being taught fully online, one of the most popular features of the degree is the ability to choose three separate areas of study. The program provides students with the opportunity to customize their program by choosing three concentration areas from a list that includes business, justice studies, and sociology and writing.

“Being able to customize your degree to your personal or professional interests is definitely an added benefit of attending Georgia Southern,” said Mike Smith, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at Georgia Southern University. “This new program is ideal for those that want to earn a degree on their schedule and take the next step in their career.”

“As we began designing this program, we realized that there are a lot of people that are working and either have a two-year college degree or no degree at all. Their main problem is that they cannot stop working to pursue their degree and they want to attend a well-known and respected university. This new online degree program was designed to provide students with opportunity, choice and flexibility,” says Smith.

The deadline to apply for the new online bachelor of general studies degree is Dec. 1, 2010. “We are expecting quite a bit of interest and encourage students to apply as early as possible to ensure that they are admitted on time,” said Smith.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 114 degree programs serving more than 19,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.


CLASSES BEGIN: January 2011



Georgia Southern University

Office of Admissions


The online Bachelor of General Studies is a flexible program that allows you to structure your degree to meet your individual interests and professional goals by building a degree program which includes three Areas of Study.

Areas of Study

  • Business
  • Justice Studies
  • Sociology
  • Writing
  • Individual Emphasis


General Studies students must meet the following requirements to graduate from the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences:

126 semester hours of credit with a minimum total institutional GPA of 2.0 and a 2.0 cumulative GPA in each Area of Study. At least 26 semester hours of credit in the Areas of Study must be taken at Georgia Southern University. At least 30 semester hours of the degree requirements must be earned through Georgia Southern University.

TUITION & FEES: $354 per credit hour

For more information on fees and financial aid, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 912-478-5391.

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