Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?

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

What are the requirements for graduation with a Bachelor of General Studies?

BGS students must meet the same general education and other requirements for graduation as all other undergraduates.  These include: completion of 60 hours at a senior college; 30 hours completed at  ECU with the last 15 hours in residence; 40 hours' upper level course work; at least 124 hours total with a minimum 2.0 grade point average, and other requirements defined in the ECU catalog.

How many hours are required for the BGS major?   Is a minor required?

The BGS major requires 45 hours of which 27 must be upper division.  The BGS core courses (12 hours) are the only required courses.  BGS students work with their advisor to select another 33 hours of course work which may include either new course work or credits completed previously.  No minor is required.

What can one do with a Bachelor of General Studies?

The BGS meets many employers' requirements for hiring or promotion and can also provide the foundation for admission to graduate school.  In addition, students should tailor their BGS core requirements and other course work to address particular career and personal learning goals including specialization in particular content areas.

How do I get started?

Students who have not been admitted to ECU previously should begin that process by
  1. Applying to the university online

  2. Scheduling an appointment with Dr. Shirley Mixon and providing her with copies of all college transcripts.

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

      Office Phone: 580-559-5279

      Office:  160 Faust Hall