2024-2025 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

General Studies, B.G.S.

The Bachelor of General Studies program is a flexible degree program for students who are unable or choose not to pursue a traditional major program.

All students who graduate with a BGS will:

Choose 1 theme either from the following list or with the coordination of faculty advisor:

Social and Behavioral Sciences (CLASS)

  Arts and Humanities (CLASS)


People and Industry (SOB)

Professional Studies (SEPS)     

Complete 15 credits in 300-400 level classes within the theme

Complete at least 30 credits in residency at CCSU

Complete CCSU's general education program

Students must meet all academic requirements of the University, as well as all course requirements, including prerequisites and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00 to graduate..

Application Process:

Students must have accumulated 60 credits or more and have completed the equivalent of one semester, full-time, before they can submit an application to the BGS program.

Students will submit their application for the BGS to the Dean or Dean’s representative of the chosen theme and then students will be assigned an appropriate faculty advisor. 

Students may elect to complete a minor, but a minor is not required. Students who apply with an Associate’s Degree do not need a minor. 

Total Credit Hours: 30