The Bachelor of Elected Studies degree meets the needs of mobile adults with diverse backgrounds who have already earned college credits–most likely from several institutions of higher learning–and seek to complete a college degree focusing on their individual interests, needs and goals.
The Bachelor of Elected Studies degree is flexible, offering you the opportunity to individualize your curriculum while meeting designated standards and academic requirements. No major is required, but students may earn one or more majors or minors by fulfilling those 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).
> 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.