Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Degree Program

The bachelor in general studies degree program is designed specifically for (1) persons with technical training who wish to broaden their specialized background to include a liberal arts education, or (2) persons who wish to develop an interdisciplinary program tailored to their individual needs and interests.

The BGS candidate may transfer to Drury a completed two-year technical degree from a state approved postsecondary technical program or from a career-oriented program which is approved by Drury University. The completed technical degree is recognized as constituting a complete and individualized major; as such, it satisfies the requirement for the major in general studies.

The BGS candidate seeking an interdisciplinary program, together with the academic advisor, will tailor an individualized, integrated program of study from one of the three fields of knowledge: Humanities and Fine Arts; Science and Mathematics; or Social Sciences. The program of study shall include a minimum of 30 undergraduate credit hours in the selected field of knowledge.

Students must complete 124 credit hours of coursework to earn a bachelor of general studies. The general education requirements fulfill 45 of the 124 hours. A student must be officially admitted to Drury University in order to be degree seeking. If students have transfer credit or previously earned hours from Drury, they should apply for admission prior to or at the time of registration.

The bachelor in general studies can be earned entirely online. See Online Education for more information.

For more information, please contact the College of Continuing Professional Studies at (417) 873-7373, 1-888-740-GO DU (4638) or