Ball State’s bachelor of general studies (BGS) requires you to fulfill at least 120 credits, all of which can be completed online.

Your plan of study will include:

Credits Through Exams

You may also gain college credit through exams such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Ball State departmental exams. Or, you may qualify for credits for military service.

For more information about these possibilities, contact Terri Manring in the Office of Admissions.

Credits for Minors You May Already Have

If you are transferring credits from another school or have attended Ball State previously, you may be able to complete other minors. Contact academic advisors Laura Waldron or Casey Schultz to discuss minor options based upon your previous credits.