Undergraduate Studies

Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)

Looking to complete a degree you started years ago? USF’s General Studies degree can help you complete your bachelor’s degree. General Studies is a customized, interdisciplinary major designed for students who have already completed several credit hours and want to earn a bachelor’s degree to fit educational and professional goals while maintaining their lifestyle.


The University of South Florida offers a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) on the St. Petersburg campus.

View more information about options on the USF Tampa and Sarasota-Manatee campuses.


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The General Studies major provides coursework with a more general focus for students on the St. Petersburg campus. Most students enrolled in the program are currently employed full-time and need to earn a degree to advance in their careers. As a BGS student, you will take an active role in creating your academic program. 

Rather than choosing a traditional major, you can choose from a variety of concentrations, including several online options. Concentrations are between 24 – 27 credits, including core courses, electives and a capstone. 

The BGS allows students to advance their careers in areas such as healthcare, information architecture, business, public service and criminal justice.


The BGS supports new students with at least 60 credits and a gap in education of three to five years. Learn more about the admissions process for this degree here. Always refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for degree requirements. Students are urged to consult with the General Studies advisor to create the most beneficial set of courses.


For questions about this program, contact an Academic Advisor.