B.S. in General Studies
“With the help of caring faculty and conveniently delivered curriculum, your chances for success have never been greater.”
- Dr. Frank Ponce
GENERAL STUDIES - DESIGN YOUR OWN DEGREE
Has earning your degree seemed like an impossible task? Have you attended one or more colleges or universities, but been discouraged because you couldn’t find the courses you wanted? Have you stopped taking classes because they were not scheduled at a time convenient for you? Have you been frustrated because you couldn’t find a program to fit your needs?
With a General Studies degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, you can:
- Combine courses you have taken at other regionally accredited institutions and roll them into an extremely flexible degree program
- Choose from numerous career path concentrations
- Complete courses that are convenient to your schedule and location
- Choose online classes or classroom sessions - or both!
RELEVANT AND CONVENIENT
- Complete your degree in as little as 18 months
- Leverage previous academic work for degree completion
- Classes meet one night per week or online
- Instructors combine academic credentials with professional expertise
- Industry leading learning software tools
- Learn value-adding problem solving and collaboration skills
Tuition & Financial Aid
|Program||Credit Hours||Online Tuition|
|BS Early Childhood Education||120 Total||$364 / credit hour|
*Effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.
The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks or ebooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.
The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.
Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.
IWU’s flexible Bachelor of Science with a major in General Studies degree program allows you to select from any number of concentrations:
- Computer Information Technology
- Criminal Justice
- Fine Arts
- Human Services
- Liberal Arts
- Life Sciences
- Religious Studies
Below are the lists of requirements for the B.S. in General Studies program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.
- Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
- Original transcripts from all previous college or university studies at regionally accredited colleges or universities or at an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
- Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university or from an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education is required before starting the core program. A maximum of 40 credit hours may be earned through the assessed learning process toward the required 60.
- Completion of 120 credit hours.
- Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
- Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
- Included within the total of 120 credit hours, 30 credit hours in Liberal Arts as follows:
- 3 credit hours in Biblical Literature.
- 3 credit hours in Philosophy/Religion.
- 9 credit hours in English/Composition/Speech/Literature.
- 6 credit hours in Social Sciences.
- 3 credit hours in Math.
- 3 credit hours in Science.
- 3 credit hours in Fine Arts/Foreign Language.
- Included within the total of 120 credit hours, 20 credit hours in a concentration, with at least a 2.25 GPA. At least nine of the 20 credit hours must be completed at IWU.
- Included within the total of 120 credit hours, at least four credit hours in required electives: Introductory Seminar (GEN 111) and General Studies Colloquium (UNV 401).
- Payment of all tuition and fees.
To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science with a major in General Studies degree program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.
Apply online at www.indwes.edu.
Applicants who have fewer than 30 credit hours of college coursework or applicants who are applying to the certificate program are required to submit a copy of a standard high school diploma or transcript or GED scores for admission.
Applicants who have more than 30 credit hours of college coursework are required to submit an official transcript from each undergraduate regionally accredited institution attended. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent in directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official.
College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools
For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course credit hours and grades.
- TOEFL Scores
Submit a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, see www.toefl.org.
Prior Learning Assessment
Undergraduate students accepted to or enrolled in any of the CAPS associate or baccalaureate degree programs are eligible to complete Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Credit hours awarded may be counted toward general education, elective, or select core requirements as applicable to the undergraduate degree or as specified for approved graduate programs. Baccalaureate students may earn a maximum of 40 hours of credit through PLA. Associate degree students may earn a maximum of 18 hours through PLA. Undergraduate students may use PLA credit to accrue toward the 60 hours of credit required for admission to the bachelor’s core curriculum and/or to meet degree requirements while in the core and/or after the core has been completed.
The General Studies program may be completed online, or onsite at various locations in Indiana and Kentucky. Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the General Studies Bachelor of Science program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.