Bachelor of General Studies Program

graduates pose for the camera during commencement ceremoniesWelcome to the General Studies Program at East Central University!

The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) offers students an alternative route to a college degree. By offering a unique mix of web-based and field experience courses combined with courses from other majors, the BGS program can help students create a major tailored to their own career and/or personal learning goals, including specialization in particular content areas.

The BGS Degree meets many employers' requirements for hiring or promotion and can also provide the foundation for admission to graduate school.

Program Eligibility and Requirements

Any student who has completed at least 60 hours of college credit is eligible for program admission.

BGS students must earn at least 15 of their last 30 semester hours at East Central University before graduation OR at least 50 percent of the hours required by the major must be earned from ECU. They must also meet the same general education and other requirements for graduation as all other undergraduates.  See link below:

Current BGS Degree Requirements


Getting Started in the General Studies Program

  • Students who have not been admitted to ECU previously should begin that process by applying to the University online.
  • Schedule an appointment with the Director of General Studies, Dr. Shirley Mixon, and provide her with copies of all college transcripts. Dr. Mixon will serve as your BGS Advisor as well as instructor in the BGS core courses.  She will help you set up an Individual Learning Plan which will define the course work to be applied to your BGS major.

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Begin an exciting new career path by contacting us today!

Dr. Shirley Mixon, Director
General Studies Program
East Central University, PMB L-2
1100 E. 14th St.
Ada, OK 74820


160 Faust Hall
580-559-5279 (office phone)
580-559-5345 (fax)
smixon@ecok.edu