Nick Whittington

BGS Graduate and Military Veteran Nick Whittington."While in the military I received a years worth of college level credits prior to starting at WIU. Only a small portion of those credits could be used toward my marketing degree. By transitioning into the BGS program, I was able to apply nearly all of my credits received from the military."

"The BGS program allowed me to obtain my Bachelors Degree in three years taking the undergraduate prerequisites for the Masters in Business Administration and left me with enough military benefits to fully cover the financial cost of my Master's Degree as well as my Bachelor of Arts in General Studies."

"I would recommend this program to any student who is either new to WIU or looking to change their major as this program can be tailored to meet nearly all educational goals while establishing a strong foundation for a successful career."

~ Nick Whittington, BGS Graduate



Julie Ford

Julie Ford."As 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




Susan Beck.Susan Beck

“I am a nontraditional student working as a full-time medical transcriptionist at WIU.  I enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BGS) program, which was an extremely easy process, and the experience has been a very positive one. I am now only a few semesters away from completing all of the requirements to graduate, and I can’t tell you how excited I am about that!"

"In the BGS program there are so many courses to choose from (both online and on campus) and there's no time limit for completing the degree requirements. I have taken nearly all of my courses online, which has enabled me to balance my personal life and work schedule with classes and study time. The staff in the BGS program are very friendly and always incredibly helpful. If you have ever thought about furthering your education, I highly recommend you look into WIU's BGS program."

~ Susan Beck, BGS Student



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