Bachelor of General Studies

BGS Program Overview

Are you considering returning to school to complete a degree you started years ago? USF's Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree program can help you complete your bachelor's degree. This degree is a customized, interdisciplinary degree that allows you to choose an academic program that fits your educational and professional goals. The BGS degree program empowers you to complete your bachelor's degree while maintaining your busy lifestyle.

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 your core courses, electives and a capstone.

All programs are available to students at all campuses.

Find the details for a degree in the Bachelor of General Studies in the Undergraduate Catalog

Consult a BGS advisor for availability of online course offerings at

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The University of South Florida -- the St. Petersburg campus, Sarasota-Manatee campus, and Tampa campus -- is a single university with a fully aligned and integrated curriculum and a single set of academic policies and procedures, any undergraduate or graduate student who matriculates at one of the three USF institutions on or after May 18, 2020, will adhere to the curricula, policies, and procedures described in the 2020-21 USF undergraduate or graduate catalog, respectively.