BS in General Studies - Individualized Studies Overview The accredited online Bachelor of Science degree in General Studies provides you with a broadly based curriculum designed to encourage an understanding of the forces and concepts that shape the contemporary world. This flexible, fully-online program is designed for those who wish to gain a breadth of knowledge in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences fields.In consultation with your academic advisor, you'll create an individualized concentration tailored to meet your specific needs. This transfer-friendly program is perfect for those who've already earned a large number of credits from prior studies at other universities or colleges. This program is only available on a part-time basis. State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program allows transfer of up to 135 quarter credits (equivalent to 90 semester credits) from any accredited institution of higher learning as long as the grade is a C or better. Most credits will fulfill liberal arts or general classes. College Requirements GSTD 200Lifelong Learning Theory & Practice3.0GSTD 491Senior Project in General Studies3.0English and Speech Requirements ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0Mathematics Requirements MATH 181Mathematical Analysis I3.0MATH 182Mathematical Analysis II3.0MATH 183Mathematical Analysis III3.0Computing Requirement* Select one of the following:3.0CS 161Introduction to Computing CS 171Computer Programming I CT 220Database I CT 230Web Development I PRST 211Computer Applications for Professionals PRST 212Creative Studies in the World Wide Web Additional computing course options, with Advisor approval Upper Level Course Requirements As you choose electives from the categories below, a minimum of 36.0 credits must be upper-level courses (typically 300-level and above). Natural Science Electives Select 9.0 credits from the following: ANAT, BIO, CHEM, FDSC, NFS, PHEV, PHYS. Courses from other departments may be considered with advisor approval. 9.0Specialization Requirements You must complete 45.0 credits within an area of specialization. The specialization is a set of courses built around a cohesive area of study. Your academic advisor must pre-approve the specialization. The specialization will not appear on your transcript.45.0Liberal Studies Requirements You must complete 36.0 credits in Liberal Studies, covering a range of subject areas in the humanities and/or social sciences: anthropology, psychology, sociology, political science, history, philosophy, religion, literature and fine arts. (Arts history or appreciation courses, rather than applied courses.) 36.0Free Electives60.0Total Credits180.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or betterCollege GPA of 2.5 or aboveRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $457 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $761 per credit) This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for the BS in General Studies - Individualized Studies Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.