Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

Online Minors for the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree Program

Minors are not required for BGS students. However, the addition of a minor can add more depth to a specialty and increase job options once you graduate. You can have as many as three (3) minors within the BGS Program.

Course availability subject to College Deans and Academic Program offerings.

Visit WIU Academics Undergraduate Minors page for additional information on the following online minors.

Requesting to Add A Minor

The process to add a minor is:

  1. Download the form to your device
  2. Open the form with Adobe Acrobat (ALL WIU students have free access)
  3. Complete Form
  4. Print out the form
  5. SIGN the form. Please note: Forms submitted without a signature will cause a delay in processing your request
  6. Submit the form to BGS by:
    • sending it in an email as an attachment to BGS@wiu.edu OR
    • FAX the completed form to us at (309) 298-2226, OR
    • Return the form in person or via mail to BGS at
      • General Studies Degree Program
        Horrabin Hall 6
        Western Illinois University
        1 University Drive
        Macomb, Illinois 61455 

Online BGS Request to Add Minor Form >>> 

  • Accountancy
  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Computer Mediated Communication
  • Computer Science Microcomputer Applications
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Fire Administration
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • History
  • Industrial Technology
  • Instructional Design
  • Law Enforcement and Justice Administration Management
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Pre-MBA
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration
  • Sociology
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Women’s Studies

Effective:  Fall 2018