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Something Good Just Got Better: Design a Custom Degree with the Online Bachelor of General Studies

Newsroom | From the Faculty Dec. 1, 2023
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The online Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) from LSU Shreveport is all about flexibility and customization. This degree empowers you to design a curriculum tailored to your unique educational and professional aspirations. You are free to explore a wide range of subjects that truly interest you, all while completing the degree that can propel your career in the direction of your choice. 
One notable feature of the Bachelor of General Studies program is its option to transfer credits from other accredited institutions. This means you can maximize the value of courses you've taken elsewhere, bringing those credits into your program at LSU Shreveport. It's a strategic way to save time and money, and it opens doors to a variety of course options. 
The affordable, top-ranked Bachelor of General Studies program is 100% online, providing an ideal learning format for professionals juggling work and family responsibilities.

Recent Updates to the Online General Studies Degree 

The Bachelor of General Studies has always been flexible and career-oriented. Now, this is truer than ever.  
In Spring 2023, the Applied Science concentration expanded to include the Social Sciences. This means that even more credits from other universities can transfer into your online degree. It also allows you to enjoy a greater range of course options as you move toward graduation. You’ll be able to schedule courses that help you build that mix of skills that will prepare you for your perfect job. 
For example, if you’re interested in a career in Community Health, you could pair courses in Kinesiology with courses in Psychology to help you understand your future patients. If you’re pursuing entrepreneurship, you’ll still be able to take traditional Applied Science courses in Marketing. But now, you can also take a Sociology class for insights into the human interactions that will be central to your business success. 
Program Director Mary Jarzabek is excited about the increased flexibility of the General Studies Degree. “Once again, LSU Shreveport is embracing change to better meet the needs and goals of our students,” she says. “The possibilities are far greater than any other General Studies degrees in Louisiana.” 
Ready to take advantage of these changes? Explore our new and improved BGS degree! If you have any questions, our Enrollment Coaches are available to help. Connect with them today! We look forward to helping you finish your degree and pursue your dreams.

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