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     •   Online
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General University Studies

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (BA or BS)

Student Integrated Curriculum (SIC)
The General University Studies degree integrates prior coursework done through other majors into a generalized degree. The GUS program is able to provide students with an opportunity to complete a bachelor's degree from WMU in a manageable and straightforward fashion without the constraints of a specialized curriculum.
Who can enroll in the General University Studies degree program?
The General University Studies degree assists both current and former WMU students who have approximately 86 credit hours or more.

Program Benefits

  • The General University Studies degree can be completed online.
  • The GUS degree is a perfect solution for former WMU students who have gone into different fields or lost interest in their original major.
  • Students who are close to graduation, but no longer find themselves suited to their current major, may switch to the GUS degree at any time.

Admissions Information:
Contact Jessica Parker, academic advisor for General University Studies at:
(269) 387-4156 or email

Student Quotes
"With two semesters left to graduate, financial obligations made it impossible for me to make my original major's required internship abroad. Through the GUS program, I was able to graduate with a generalized degree. My advisor helped me to realize my goal of becoming the first person in my extended family to graduate from college."
~Katie B., GUS graduate

"For years I have worked three jobs, seven days a week and have raised two kids on my own. I never thought I would be able to add finishing my degree into the mix. Thanks to the GUS program, I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and will be graduating in the spring....it feels good!"
~Scott P., WMU GUS student


Note: No more than two face-to-face courses may be required--both of which can be done through schools in your local area.