Bachelor of General Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies degree has three traditional areas of concentration: Arts and Communication, Social Science, and Computer and Natural Science. This program consists of 124 total credit hours which include 18 hours from each concentration area, as well as an additional 18 hours taken from one of the three groups.  Additionally, the program provides Prior Learning Assessment for college level learning acquired through life or work experience. CALL "fast track" courses are offered in 4 and 8-week sessions which allow the student to focus on one or two courses at a time. The online format provides flexibility and convenience.

General studies graduates are employed in many fields including business, education, public administration, public relations, sales, social service, art, computers, law, science, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Some students with a General Studies degree continue in graduate programs in such diverse fields as business, counseling, education, law, medicine, ministry, and social work.

The Bachelor of General Studies can be earned entirely online and requires 124 credit hours earned by taking courses such as English, History, Math, Communication, and Foreign Language.  The degree checklist can be found here:

CALL SCHOOL - Northwestern State University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana is a four-year public university primarily situated in Natchitoches, Louisiana with a nursing campus in Shreveport and general campuses in Leesville/Fort Polk and Alexandria.  The CALL program is especially appropriate for mature adults with a clear focus and desire to pursue a distinct course of study based upon educational and work experiences.  Northwestern offers six CALL degree programs which may be completed entirely online under the "fast track" method or in a regular semester format. 

Dr. Darlene Williams, Vice President, Technology, Research, & Economic Development
Carl Henry III, Coordinator of Adult Education Initiatives
Stephanie M. Henson, Coordinator of Credit Programs

For additional information, please use the contact form or visit the Northwestern State University CALL website.  

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