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School of Distance Learning, International Studies, and Outreach

School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach

Western Illinois University, through the School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach, proudly offers a vast array of learning opportunities: from the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BGS) degree program, formerly known as Board of Trustees Bachelor of Arts degree, to a variety of study abroad programs for students and faculty, to professional development in the form of certificate training, conferences, workshops and sponsored-credit courses to summer youth programs.

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Bachelor of Arts In General Studies
Bachelor of Arts In General Studies
Western Illinois University’s Bachelor of Arts in General Studies is a fully online degree. It’s a flexible degree perfect for adult students who may have work or home schedules that are uncertain.
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Online Learning
Online Learning
Western Illinois University offers a quality online educational experience easily accessible from anywhere, and new courses are added each academic year.
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Non-Credit Programs-Professional Development
Non-Credit Programs
Non-Credit Programs offers an array of courses, conferences, workshops and other programs for professional development and continuing education.
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Non-Credit Programs-Summer Youth Programs
Summer Youth Programs
For over 30 years, Non-Credit Programs has provided innovative academic programs in art, mathematics, film, and a variety of other special topic areas for youth in an on-campus residential setting during the summer.
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Center for International Studies
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The Center for International Studies will provide for the growth of internationalization of the Western Illinois University community, with responsibility for coordinating and facilitating the development of the diverse international programs and activities of the University. The Center will be responsive to the needs of various dimensions of campus and community internationalization.
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