Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

BGS Degree Program.

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree Program

WIU's Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree program provides students the opportunity to earn a regionally-accredited, undergraduate, non-majored degree.
Students may choose online courses, on-campus courses, or a combination of both .

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Macomb Campus
Phone: (309) 298-1929
Fax: (309) 298-2226
Email: BGS@wiu.edu

Quad Cities
Phone: (309) 762-9481
Fax: (309) 762-8980


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International Partner

If you are an international student in East Asia and are interested in learning more about studying at Western Illinois University or the Bachelors of Arts in General Studies, we invite you to contact our international partner, Immersive Education Academy.

Advisors will provide you with further information about Western Illinois University degree programs and help you with any application and enrollment questions you may have. 

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graduateAs a WIU employee and graduate, I thought the BGS program was so convenient!  Working a full-time and a part-time job, the online classes were a perfect fit for my busy schedule and allowed me to finish my bachelor's degree.  I was crazy busy for several semesters, but it was all worth it as I sat at the May 2018 commencement ceremony and looked back at everything I overcame to get to that point.  I am finally a WIU graduate and proud of that achievement.    

Julie Ford, Administrative Clerk
Dean, College of Education and Human Services