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General Studies

Learn with Minot State
Our Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) is a flexible, highly individualized degree. You can choose from over 100 areas of study, many that focus on high-demand careers. Outside the classroom, instructors engage in professional endeavors and research projects with you, and they provide individualized advisement and support. Minot State is a campus where you will learn by doing.

Consider a general studies degree
The general studies program is designed for you to:

  • Develop intellectual, cultural, social, and personal growth
  • Select courses which relate to professional employment opportunities or to obtain an advanced degree
  • Apply for post-graduation opportunities

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Be inspired . . . earn our general studies degree

General studies requirements expose you to many disciplines, including communications, history, humanities, wellness, math, science, and social science. You will work closely with an academic advisor to ensure requirements are met and to help shape your studies and meet your goals.

Career outlook
A BGS degree provides you with basic preparation for many careers and graduate programs, including education, law, government, health care, real estate, social service, and private industry. BGS students may go on to graduate programs such as business, fine arts, law, library science, and more.
Flexible learning
We offer more than 200 classes and several bachelor’s degrees online, including the BGS degree. The flexibility in our course offerings provides a way for you to explore your options and take classes at your own pace.
Class size
Minot State’s small classroom sizes allow you to experience valuable one-on-one interaction with professors and participate in practical collaboration with your classmates.
Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.