Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Eastern offers the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), or Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree to students who have successfully completed a four-year program of study. The Associate Degree in Science (AS) is offered to students who have completed a two-year or 60-credit program of study.

Major Concentration for the BGS

Undergraduate Majors

For those in the field of:
Business ManagementAccounting (BS)*
Business Information Systems ManagementBiochemistry (BS)
Environmental ManagementBiology (BA & BS)
Public HealthBusiness Administration (BS)*
Sustainable Energy ManagementBusiness Information Systems (BS)
Human ServicesCommunication (BA)**
 Computer Science (BS)*
Single Discipline - Major Concentration requires 30 credits in a discipline 15 of those credits must be 300-level or above; 15 credits must be through Eastern. A 15-credit Minor Concentration also required.Early Childhood Education (BS)
BiologyEconomics (BA)
Business Administration*Elementary Education (BS)
Communication**English (BA & BS)*
Computer Science*Environmental Earth Science (BS)
Finance (BA)
Health Sciences (BS)
EconomicsHistory (BA)**
English*History with American Studies (BA)
Environmental Earth ScienceHistory and Social Sciences (BA & BS)**
General Studies (BGS)*Individualized Major (BA & BS)
Liberal Studies
History**Mathematics (BA & BS)
New Media Studies (BA)
History with American StudiesPerforming Arts (BA)
Philosophy (BA)
History and Social Sciences**Physical Education (BS)
MathematicsPre Nursing/Post Baccalaureate Nursing
Performing ArtsPsychology (BA)*‡
Pre Nursing/Post Baccalaureate NursingPublic Policy and Government (BA)**
Psychology*‡Secondary Education (BS)
Public Policy and Government**Social Work (BSW)
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social WorkSociology, Anthropology, and Social Work (BA)
SpanishSpanish (BA)
Visual ArtsSports and Leisure Management (BS)
Visual Arts (BA)

Interdisciplinary Major

Labor Relations and Human Resource Management

Post Graduate

Post Baccalaureate Nursing
Visual Arts (BA)

Interdisciplinary Major

Labor Relations and Human Resource Management

Post Graduate

Post Baccalaureate Nursing

All majors are open to Continuing Education students during the day.

*Required courses offered at 7 pm, as well as during the day.

**Required courses offered late afternoon and evening, as well as during the day, subject to faculty availability. Some 4 pm classes required.

Only general curriculum available in the evening.

Eastern Connecticut State University BGS Degree

The Bachelor of General Studies Degree (BGS) is a flexible degree program offered through the School of Continuing Education at Eastern Connecticut State University to part-time and full-time students who have 60 or more prior credits and are in good academic standing. The BGS is especially appropriate for those who have gained significant learning through work and life experience.

Credit requirements for the BGS degree can be met through college coursework (taken at Eastern and other regionally-accredited colleges) in combination with a maximum of 60 credits of nontraditional learning programs such as Eastern’s Credit for Lifelong Learning (CLL) program, CLEP (College Level Examination Program), DSST tests, and American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations for military training.

Upon entry to the BGS program, each student completes a learning agreement with a Continuing Education advisor. This agreement outlines the student’s proposed plan of study and ensures that all degree and University requirements will be met. There is no time limit on when prior transfer courses were taken. A minimum of 30 credits must be earned through Eastern. Within the total 120 credits required for the degree, 30 credits of coursework must be numbered 200-level or higher and 30 credits must be 300-level or higher.

Eastern BGS Degree Requirements

Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Requirementsup to 46 credits

BGS Major Concentration30 credits
15 credits must be through the Eastern and 15 credits must be 300-level or higher

BGS Minor Concentration15 credits

Electivesas needed

Total – Minimum 120


Note: One of the two required BGS concentrations must be from a subject in the School of Arts and Sciences at Eastern. Students who transfer fewer than 75 credits must also meet Eastern’s University Writing Competency Requirements.

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