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Bachelor of General Studies

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At a Glance

  • Credential: Degree
  • Credits: 90
  • Next Start: Monthly
The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) is one of the most popular programs at Athabasca University, mainly because of its flexibility. There are few restrictions on the specific courses that make up the degree, and no residency requirement. This program provides an ideal pathway for individuals who have taken a variety of courses or completed partial programs of study, but have not completed a degree program. It is also beneficial for diploma-holders who need degree status to meet professional requirements, or those who possess a degree awarded outside of Canada and want to earn a Canadian degree.
  • 38

    Average Age

  • 96%

    Employment Rate

  • $68k

    Average Salary

  • 90%

    Student Recommended

Source: Government of Alberta, Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2015

Q: Why take the Bachelor of General Studies?

A: The Bachelor General Studies degree program offers an opportunity for you to design a unique curriculum and learning plan to suit your own needs and interests, whether it is to meet career, educational, professional, or personal goals.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A: Students can complete this program in three years or less of full-time study, depending on the amount of transfer credit awarded, and how quickly the student completes each course. There is no time limit for completing the degree.

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