SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – Students who left college just shy of meeting the graduation requirements are completing their degrees through a Missouri State University program.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that the program only admits current or former students in good academic standing who have completed 75 or more college credits. The interdisciplinary degree, called a Bachelor of General Studies, requires completion of coursework in two or three departments in place of one specific major.
In the first year of the program, there were 35 graduates. The 85 current students were admitted with an average GPA of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) and an average of 115 completed college credits.
The minimum number of credits for a bachelor’s degree is 125.