2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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General Studies (Online), BS

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Purpose and Objectives

The General Studies is major available to students transferring in a significant amount of coursework from other accredited and/or approved academic institutions, as well as to students who choose to participate in a cooperative program with a community, technical or junior college.

The purpose of the General Studies concentration is to provide students with a professional program in which they may combine study from a variety of academic, professional, or technical fields to fit their individual needs and professional goals. The General Studies program is well-suited for the non-traditional, mature, undergraduate student who needs flexibility in program design.

Some students may transfer to CIU with a variety of courses already completed from another institution. Students coming with concentrations (24 hours or more in a specified area of study) from other approved academic institutions and complement them with coursework taken at CIU. Students with significant coursework at a community, technical or junior college may apply the work toward a bachelor’s degree at CIU with a concentration in a specific area.


Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum 120 semester hours of credit
  • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of CIU coursework
  • Completion of a biblical studies core that includes 18 hours of Bible/theology/ministry courses and at least 12 hours of additional interdisciplinary Bible-related course (students transferring more than 60 hours must complete 12 hours of Bible/theology/ministry courses and 6 hours of interdisciplinary Bible-related courses)
  • Minimum of 30 semester hours of General Education
  • Minimum of 30 semester hours of upper division coursework or a B- or higher in Research Statistics [RES 4010]
  • Completion of the 24 hour General Studies concentration

Course of Study (120)

Leadership Development (3)

General Studies Major and Concentration (27)

Completion of Research Statistics [RES 4010] with a grade of B- or better will meet the upper-division hours.

Concentration (24)

Completion of a 24 semester hour concentration in an approved area of study. 

Open Electives (33)

Suggested Program of Study

The Program of Study will be provided at the time of matriculation.

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