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Bachelor of Elected Studies

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Are you choosing a new career path that requires a diverse knowledge of several areas? The Bachelor of Elected Studies degree meets the needs of on-the-go adults with diverse backgrounds who have already earned college credits - most likely from several institutions of higher learning - and who are seeking to complete a college degree focusing on their individual interests, needs, and goals.

Our Bachelor's degree completion program in Davenport, Iowa, provides you with the opportunity to create your own course of study in a variety of areas tailored to your interests. Earning your bachelor's degree through our individualized elected studies degree will help you widen your opportunities for career advancement.

The Bachelor of Elected Studies degree is flexible, offering you the opportunity to customize your curriculum while meeting designated standards and academic requirements. Students may earn one or more majors or minors when fulfilling those requirements. Additionally, you'll enjoy a discussion-driven setting delivered by accomplished faculty.

Our convenient adult learning environment makes it easy for you to complete your degree by offering evening, weekend and online courses that will fit into your busy schedule. It also allows you to complete your degree in a timely manner.

Contact us at St. Ambrose University to find out how our Bachelor's degree program in Iowa can help you earn a professional degree in your field of interest.


Graduation Requirements

> Complete a minimum of 30 credits at the 300/400 level.
> Complete two writing intensive (wi) courses with a grade of "C" or better, one at the 300/400 level.
> Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
> The final 30 credits applied to the degree, or 45 of the last 60 credits, must be earned at St. Ambrose University to meet the residency requirement.
> Earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale).


Degree Summary

> Students must be at least 23 years of age before pursuing the final 30 semester credits.
> Complete 45 semester and/or equivalency credits oriented toward personal interests, needs and goals (special curriculum area).
> A degree plan, along with an essay stating goals and purposes in pursuing the special curriculum area, must be submitted prior to beginning the final 24 credits. Once the degree plan is approved, any deviation from that plan must be re-submitted.

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