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  • BS in General Studies with a minor in Business

    Overview

    The accredited online Bachelor's Degree in General Studies with a minor in Business is designed for working adults whose job and family commitments don't allow them to go "back to college" to complete their degree. It's the perfect solution if you've completed some college credits or earned an associate's degree at a community college and want to complete your bachelor's degree online, or if you want to transfer from another program you're currently attending.

    Broadly based in humanities and liberal studies, the curriculum provides a solid foundation for those looking to enter or advance into management and business. This flexible, fully online program offers the exact same curriculum and Drexel degree as our on-campus programs, and can be completed at your own pace.

    Online Bachelor's Degree Fair

    Drexel University’s undergraduate degrees are designed to put you to work. Whether you’re looking to expand your career or move into a new field, Drexel has the bachelor's program for you. Join us on May 31st from 2 to 4 p.m. to learn more and have your questions answered by a Drexel representative. Register Today!

    Program Features

    • Fully online
    • Electives can be customized to meet your individual needs and interests
    • Breaking the academic year into shorter 10 week terms helps you stay focused and on track. You can take a term off during a busy period at work without losing momentum.
    • Special tuition rates for alumni of Community College Partners as well as employees of partnering corporations.

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.

    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 & Practice3.0
    GSTD 491Senior Project in General Studies3.0
    English and Speech Requirements 
    ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
    ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
    ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
    COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
    Mathematics Requirements 
    MATH 181Mathematical Analysis I3.0
    MATH 182Mathematical Analysis II3.0
    MATH 183Mathematical Analysis III3.0
    Computing Requirement* 
    Select one of the following:3.0
    CS 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 
    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. 9.0
    Specialization 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.45.0
    Liberal 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.) 36.0
    Free Electives60.0
    Total Credits180.0

    *Computing courses older than three years will not be accepted for transfer credit.

    Admissions Criteria

    • A minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or better from a regionally accredited institution
    • College GPA of 2.5 or above

    Required Documents

    With 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
    • 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 2016-2017 is $479 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $798 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

    2016-2017 Academic Year

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2016     

    September 19, 2016

    December 3, 2016

    December 5, 2016

    December 10, 2016

    Winter 2017 

    January 9, 2017

    March 18, 2017

    March 20, 2017

    March 25, 2017

    Spring 2017 

    April 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 12, 2017

    June 16, 2017

    Summer 2017 

    June 26, 2017

    September 2, 2017

    September 5, 2017

    September 9, 2017


    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

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