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Bachelor of General Studies

Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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Rowan University is proud to offer students another option to complete a Bachelor's degree. The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree completion program may be the best route to a degree for some students. BGS students:

  • Achieve a well-rounded and rigorous liberal arts education in a degree program that is tailored to individual needs.
  • Concentrate on a disciplinary or interdisciplinary academic focus area more flexible than a traditional major.
  • Collaborate with the program coordinator and advisor to ensure achievement of program and individual goals.
  • Actively prepare for a future career as part of the degree requirements.

Although we have highlighted four focus areas within our curriculum, there are a multitude of options. We encourage you to connect with us today!

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The Bachelor of General Studies is a full-time or part-time program offered face-to-face at our Glassboro, NJ campus. It requires the completion of 120 undergraduate semester hours.

  • 40-42 Courses / 120 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 42 S.H.
  General Education Courses Required  
  Rowan Core Courses Required  
INTR 01488 Career Planning and Development 2
INTR 01499 Bachelor of General Studies Portfolio 1
Elective Courses: 57 S.H.
Any level Elective Choice 48
300-400 level Elective Choice 9
Focus Area Option A: 18 S.H.
Any level Course choice (BGS permission required 3
Any level Course choice (BGS permission required 3
Any level Course choice (BGS permission required 3
300-400 level Course choice (BGS permission required 3
300-400 level Course choice (BGS permission required 3
300-400 level Course choice (BGS permission required 3
Focus Area Option B: 18-24 S.H.
CUGS option CUGS Fundamentals of Computing  
CUGS option CUGS Philosophy  
CUGS option CUGS Ethics  
CUGS option CUGS Professional Communication  

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • At least 75 transferable college credits
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