Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

Come Back to WIU.

A Tradition of Success

Since 1972, nearly 9,000 students have earned their college degree through our program. Our graduates go on to successful careers in business, industry, government, education, technology, social services, and many other fields.

Thinking about returning to WIU to complete your bachelor's degree? No matter why you left school before finishing that degree, the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BGS) offers you the flexibility and convenience necessary to get your degree finished. 


  • Pay the same in-state tuition rate, no matter where you live!
  • With continuous 4-year enrollment, your tuition rate stays the same.

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  • All previous WIU credits count, no matter when they were taken.
  • Up to 80 community college credits can be transferred in.
  • Military and many other non-collegiate training credits are accepted.
  • Proficiency exam credits are accepted.
  • Complete up to 3 minors to specialize your degree.
  • Start your degree at any time!

Fully Online

Campus attendance is never required to finish your degree, though you are welcome to take courses in Macomb and the Quad Cities campuses as you wish!

With a selection of online minors, you can broaden your area of expertise.

Questions? Contact us at (309) 298-1929 or via email at