Online BS in General 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.What Is A General Studies Degree?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. What Can You Do With A General Studies Degree? The general studies degree provides students with versatile knowledge in a variety of subject matter. Depending on your concentration, you may pursue a career in a wide variety of fields - the flexibility of a general studies degree allows students to custom-tailor the program to their fields of interest. A general studies degree may also be an option for those looking to pursue a more specific graduate degree.This program is only available on a part-time basis. Drexel University offers Undergraduate Minors that can be added to any bachelor's degree program.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.You can transfer 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: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and 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 230Web Development I PRST 211Computer Applications for Professionals PRST 212Creative Studies in the World Wide Web 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 Complete 45.0 credits within an area of specialization. The specialization is a set of courses built around a cohesive area of study, and must be approved by your academic advisor. The specialization will not appear on your transcript.45.0Liberal Studies Requirements 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 Credits180.0*Computing courses older than three years will not be accepted for transfer credit. Admissions Criteria Transfer StudentsA minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or better from a regionally accredited institutionGPA of 2.5 or above First-Year StudentsBetween 0 – 23 previous college credits from a regionally accredited institutionMust have been out of high school for a minimum of 2 yearsRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed application Transfer StudentsOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended First-Year Students Official high school transcriptsOfficial ACT/SAT scores Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended Additional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $489 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $814 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.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 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the BS in General Studies - Individualized Studies Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.