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Choose the Path That’s Right for Your Goals

Gain a well-rounded, customized education with a Bachelor of Science in General Studies from City University of Seattle. You will have the opportunity to work closely with an advisor to put together an individualized plan that works for you and allows you to achieve your academic goals. This degree program is a good solution for individuals who have completed some college courses and are ready to finish their degree. You have the option to take classes online or on campus for the flexibility you need to get to graduation.

The Bachelor of Science in General Studies program is perfect for students looking to earn a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies or create an individualized study plan. So, whether you’re taking your first step toward a degree or working to complete a few classes, CityU is ready to help you finish your degree program in a way that works for you. You may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits completed at other institutions.

Our advising staff will help you create a personalized syllabus so you can complete your bachelor’s degree. Regardless of your focus area, you’ll develop the critical-thinking skills you need to analyze problems and create innovative solutions in your given discipline. You’ll be well-prepared to enter the workforce or take your education further to graduate studies.

Required Credits (180 Credits)

For full course descriptions please visit the 2020–2021 Course Catalog. 

Lower-Division Requirements (90 Credits) 

College Composition: 5 credits
College Mathematics: 5 credits
Humanities: 15 credits
Social Science: 15 credits
Natural Science/Mathematics: 15 credits
Electives: 35 credits

Upper-Division Requirements (90 credits)

As part of the upper-division requirements, students must complete a minimum of two (2) different 20-credit upper-division concentration areas from the following disciplines: sociology, psychology, communications, information/computer systems, information technology, business/management, accounting, marketing, project management, or human resources.

Capstone (5 credits)

GS 495 General Studies Degree Capstone (5)

Since this degree covers a wide range of disciplines, the career opportunities are equally broad. Depending on your chosen area of focus, upon completion of your BS in General Studies, you may choose to pursue a career in:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Communications
  • Information/computer systems
  • Information technology
  • Business/management
  • Accounting, marketing
  • Project management
  • Human resources

Networking Opportunities

At CityU, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network by connecting with faculty working in your field, students from around the globe, and alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that’s dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

Tuition Cost

Learn more about tuition and fees for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we’re committed to helping students achieve their academic goals no matter their economic situations. Our financial aid counselors are here to find the resources you need to pay for your education, including grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.

Learn more about financial aid opportunities at CityU, or contact our Financial Aid Team at 800.426.5596, 206.239.4540, or finaid@cityu.edu.

Military Tuition Benefits

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CityU is proud to serve those who have served in the military. We offer military tuition discounts for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses and accept military benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance.

Learn more about military tuition benefits, VA benefits, and military partnership programs designed to help you reach your military and career goals.


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Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you’ll have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.


CityU is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide.1 In fact, students complete their degrees at twice the national rate.2


Develop marketable, real-world skills in courses taught by faculty who are practitioners working in your field.


Expand your expertise and your global perspectives in on-site and online courses with students from around the world.


Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.