General Studies

Bachelor of General Studies

The bachelor of general studies (BGS) degree is a multidisciplinary program created to provide an undergraduate education of the highest quality, while offering students the flexibility to complete their bachelor's degree online or in an on-campus classroom setting. Students who complete this degree will gain a wide breadth of knowledge from areas such as management, social sciences, humanities, health sciences and the arts.

Our program is designed for those students who have completed the equivalent of the first two years of college (core requirements) and want to earn a bachelor's degree. The BGS program provides opportunities for students to:

  • Transfer previously earned hours, regardless of how long ago they were earned. 
  • Study with other non-traditional students in a supportive environment. 
  • Have access to faculty who have an in-depth of knowledge in their respective fields of study.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the undergraduate application to TWU online at and include the required application fee of $50.00. Specify the major as "Bachelor of General Studies" (Code 10102).
  2. Send official transcripts for each college and university attended to:
             Office of Admissions Processing
      Texas Woman’s University
      P.O. Box 425649
      Denton, Texas 76204
  3. Find out what to do after you have been accepted.
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Career Outlook

TWU Bachelor of General Studies Program alumni have gone on to lead successful and rewarding careers as:

  • Chief operating officers
  • Directors
  • Customer care representatives
  • Facilitators 
  • Administrative assistants 
  • Owners 
  • Managers 
  • Analysts

I absolutely love the general studies online degree program. It gives me the opportunity to study multiple fields and allows the flexibility of taking online classes while working full-time and raising a family. — Kimberly Montgomery, BGS alumna

Meet Layton Hernandez, campus leader and general studies senior

Layton Hernandez began his studies at TWU as a biology major, and after briefly considering psychology, he decided to major in general studies with concentrations in family studies and multicultural women’s and gender studies.

However, Layton came to realize his passion for helping students succeed in college. He now plans to attend graduate school for a career in higher education with a focus in student affairs. He wants to work in student affairs because he sees the value in developing students not only in the classroom, but especially outside of the classroom. He believes that’s where student leadership skills are refined.

Page last updated 8:12 AM, October 18, 2018