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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 Concentrations for the BGS Undergraduate Majors
For those in the field of:  
Business Management Accounting (BS)*
Business Information Systems Management 
Biochemistry (BS)
Environmental Management
Biology (BA & BS)
Public Health
Business Administration (BS)*
Sustainable Energy Management
Business Information Systems (BS)
Human Services Communication (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.
Biology Early Childhood Education (BS)
Business Administration* Economics (BA)
Communication** Elementary Education (BS)
Computer Science* English (BA & BS)*
Economics English with American Studies (BA)
English* Environmental Earth Science (BS)
Environmental Earth Science History (BA)**
General Studies (BGS)* History with American Studies (BA)
History** History and Social Sciences (BA & BS)**
History with American Studies Individualized Major (BA & BS)
History and Social Sciences** Mathematics (BA & BS)
Mathematics Performing Arts (BA)
Performing Arts Physical Education (BS)
Pre Nursing/Post Baccalaureate Nursing Pre Nursing/Post Baccalaureate Nursing


Psychology (BA)*‡
Public Policy and Government** Public Policy and Government (BA)**
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department Secondary Education (BS)
Spanish Social Work (BSW)
Visual Arts Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department (BA)
  Spanish (BA)
  Sport and Leisure Management (BS)
  Visual Arts (BA)
Interdisciplinary Major
Post Graduate
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.


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) Requirements
up to 46 credits

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

30 credits

BGS Minor Concentration

15 credits
as 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.