Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this a marketable degree?
A: Definitively. Professionals from varying occupations believe their liberal arts degree prepared them effectively for their careers and often recommended a liberal arts major to students considering those same careers. The skills that your liberal arts degree develops are applicable in a variety of job fields; you'll be surprised just how "marketable" you are to prospective employers.

Q: Can I transfer my previous college work?
A: Yes; All credits earned from an regionally accredited college or university are accepted assuming a grade of "C" or better on college level, academic courses. Please refer to our Information for Transfer Students page.

Q: When are classes available?
A: Students may select courses from online, day, evening or weekend schedules depending on their preference.

Q: Can I go on to graduate school?
A: Absolutely. The BGS degree prepares you for further study at any accredited college or university. Our graduates have pursued graduate degrees in liberal arts, education, the humanities, the social sciences, law and business.

Q: What is the tuition?
A: It is about 1/3 of the normal tuition.

Q: Do I get a major?
A: No; however, you do get to pick your own area of concentration. You can pick up to two different subjects and outline your own 30 credit curriculum. This curriculum must be approved by the Associate Dean before you begin taking area of concentration courses.

Q: What are the Interdisciplinary Courses?
A: They are classes that are only open to BGS students. You must take 5 throughout your degree program, one of which must be ENG 333: Writing the Research Paper.

Q: Is there financial aid available?
A: Yes. Admitted students are eligible for financial aid along the guidelines set forth by the financial aid office. All financial aid is handled by the financial aid office. The BGS office does offer a few in house scholarships.

Q: How long does it take to finish the degree?
A: The length of the program is dependent on how many credits transfer in and how many classes are taken per semester. Ideally students with 60 or more completed transferable credits can finish in about 2-3 years.

Q: Does tuition remission apply to the BGS program?
A: For the most part a full time regular employee is eligible for tuition remission; however, each employees benefit is different and should consult with the Benefits Office at 305-284-3004 for verification and explanation of benefit eligibility.

Q: What is the age requirement for BGS?
A: You must be 22 years old and 4 years out of high school.