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Classes Canceled Monday, March 30

In light of the ongoing recovery efforts related to the EF-3 tornado that hit our hometown of Jonesboro Saturday, Chancellor Kelly Damphousse has canceled classes for Monday, March 30. Monday was to be our first day back from Spring Break, and a continuation of our all-online instruction because of COVID-19.

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General Studies

Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.)

College: Undergraduate Studies


Arkansas State University offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree through Undergraduate Studies. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a personalized program of study to meet their professional, academic, and personal aspirations. Through a multidisciplinary curriculum, the program attempts to provide a unique, rigorous, and flexible learning pathway for that segment of student population with specific educational and career interests that would not otherwise be met by a traditional degree track or major.

By tailoring the major, students develop a plan of study that provides curricular opportunities to explore multiple disciplines (department and/or college) and increase skills in critical analysis, problem solving, and professional competencies. The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program equips students with the aptitude needed to be successful in an array of professional settings and provides an essential academic undergraduate foundation for those seeking to pursue a graduate- level degree for career advancement.

Admission Process

Admission standards for students seeking to enroll in the Bachelor of General Studies are similar to those required of applicants who seek to enroll in other four-year programs of this university.


Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Undergraduate Bulletin.

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