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B.S. in General Studies

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in General Studies is designed for the mature adult student, who under faculty advisement can explore and develop an individualized plan of study which does not approach any existing IUP major.

This individually designed plan of study must be based on a specific theme which incorporates basic and applied coursework within a theoretical framework culminating in a senior-year independent research project.

At the time of application for degree candidacy or transfer from another major, the student must submit a plan of study which contains the proposed theme, rationale, and courses needed to satisfy the Special Interest Area.

A faculty member will be assigned to assist with the plan of study prior to acceptance to degree candidacy. Students other than Office of Adult and Continuing Education students must have completed 45 credits before a request for transfer will be honored.

The student’s plan of study, which is designed to fulfill the Special Interest Area, must be approved.

For more information, see the undergraduate catalog.

  • Developmental Studies Department
  • Pratt Hall, Room 202/203
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2729
  • Fax: 724-357-6940
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.