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Nationally Ranked
U.S. News: Best Online Bachelor's Degrees

No one needs to tell you how important it is to finish your bachelor’s degree. What you need is a do-able degree that considers your work schedule, your devotion to your family, and your social commitments to church or community.

Ball State’s bachelor of general studies (BGS) degree completion program brings the classroom to you online. You can work on assignments during your lunch hour, at your children’s practices, after they’re asleep, or any times that are best for you. Meanwhile, you complete a degree that will mean everything for your career goals. There are so many reasons why Ball State is a great option.

Customize Your Degree

Although you earn a general studies degree, you can customize your degree to your career interests by taking two of nine possible minors.

Do You Have Credits to Transfer?

Credits earned recently—or not so recently—from accredited colleges and universities may transfer to the BGS degree, including the minors. Military experience may also be considered for credit.

Will Your Employer Help?

Many online learners who are working full time do not know about or take advantage of employer tuition reimbursement programs.

Affordability and Quality

What will make your Ball State bachelor's degree stand out from the rest is that it is coming from a competitively priced program from a well-respected, accredited university with many national rankings and recognitions. For instance, we were named one of the best universities in the Midwest for six consecutive years by The Princeton Review and were one of only 15 percent of universities named a Military Friendly School by GI Jobs. 


Sophia Benedict"Ball State’s program taught me the principles of design, how to incorporate design to help tell stories"
 

— Sophia Benedict, a 2016 BGS graduate. Read her story. 


Mode of Delivery

You will earn your degree entirely through our online classes. Our courses are asynchronous—meaning you do not have to log in to class on particular times or days of the week. Instead, you work at the times most convenient to you.

Academic Advisor

Contact advisors Laura Waldron or Casey Schultz to develop your personal plan of study.

Get Started!

Start your education now! Check out course requirements for the degree. If you've taken classes at another school, learn about transferring that credit to Ball State to put you even further toward earning your degree. We also make it easy for returning Ball State students to finish their degree.

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U.S. News names Ball State's bachelor's degree programs among the best