Earn Your Online General Studies Bachelor’s Degree With Simmons University


Organizations everywhere value ethical leaders, innovative problem solvers, and effective communicators. Our online general studies bachelor’s degree program prepares adult learners, who have previously earned college credit, to complete their bachelor’s degree and take on these roles. As a student in the online program, you will learn to think globally, critically, and practically about contemporary issues — and you will graduate prepared to solve complex problems for your organization. 

In live, face-to-face classes with expert Simmons faculty, you will improve your planning, presentation, and organizational skills in project management and organizational behavior courses; hone your critical thinking, writing, and speaking skills during courses about social inequalities and global science change; and leverage these tools to launch or continue your career trajectory. 

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Complete your degree in general studies online and gain the skills you need to move your career forward. Apply to join our next cohort of driven professionals for a comprehensive, interdisciplinary learning experience. 17+ prior college credits are required.

Application Requirements

Our application process is intentionally personal and holistic. We want to get to know you as an individual, as well as your past academic endeavors and your future potential.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Our online bachelor’s degree programs are designed to break down barriers and make a high-quality undergraduate education accessible for the next generation of women leaders.

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128 credits needed to graduate | Up to 96 transfer credits accepted

The online general studies program curriculum includes core courses in areas such as project management, ethics, communication, and global change science. You’ll be able to tailor your degree with electives that align with your unique career interests.

Designed to help you merge educational disciplines with your professional experience, core courses include: 

  • Social Justice: Social Inequalities (SOCI 249)
  • Global Change Science: Energy + Global Warming (CHEM 227)
  • Planning and Organization: Project Management (BUS 221)
  • Media Writing and Editing (COMM 122)

Explore the online general studies program curriculum.

Our immersive and engaging digital campus was developed based on years of research into effective online teaching and learning. Here, you’ll benefit from flexible, online course scheduling so you can complete self-paced coursework, wherever you are. You’ll work closely with Simmons faculty mentors and collaborate with bright and motivated peers through live, face-to-face class sessions and small group activities.

You’ll also have access to our Virtual Career Center, where you can leverage valuable resources such as our job search tool, career coaching, salary negotiation tips, interview preparation, and resume and CV reviews.

As you pursue your online general studies degree, you will grow critical thinking skills, as well as an understanding of contemporary issues through interactive coursework.

Discover the Simmons online experience.

A general studies degree allows students to develop foundational skills in the arts and sciences, and offers them the flexibility to apply their knowledge to a variety of career paths. If you’re not sure what career path to choose or if your interests do not fit into one degree program, a general studies degree may be the best option for you.

In Simmons’ online general studies program, you will develop competencies incommunication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and intercultural understanding. These competencies are what today’s employers are seeking in candidates,1 and can lead you to successfully launch or advance your career in fields like education, technology, business, marketing, human resources, and more.

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1Competencies for a Career-Ready Workforce. National Association of Colleges and Employers. Revised March 2021. Retrieved September 2022.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference