Bachelor of Science in General Studies Offered Only on the Campus of Laurel College Center

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Bachelor of Science in General Studies

Earn your bachelor’s degree in General Studies with concentrations in Communication or Health Care Administration at Laurel College Center located in Laurel, Maryland.

Washington Adventist University (WAU), a private, faith-based, accredited institution of higher learning is located near the nation’s capital in scenic and historic Takoma Park, Maryland. WAU has been serving the community’s educational needs since 1904. Its School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) was established over 35 years ago to provide a flexible educational experience to help students complete their degrees and maximize career opportunities.

Enrolling in the General Studies Bachelor of Science degree will place you on an accelerated pathway to degree completion. Each class is offered one evening a week in an eight-week session providing you with the opportunity to complete your degree in as little as 18 to 24 months. With small class sizes, our faculty who are experts in their fields of study are able to provide the personalized attention that allows you to thrive and achieve success.

The WAU and LCC partnership provides students with the opportunity to complete their first two years at LCC through Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) or Howard Community College (HCC). Students are also able to transfer credits from any other accredited college/university. The third and fourth years of the bachelor’s degree would be completed through WAU. For a list of WAU’s degree requirements and the PGCC and HCC course equivalencies, see the Course Equivalency tab.

The Bachelor of Science in General Studies offers students in-depth academic programming in communication or health care administration. Students will gain the essential skill set and knowledge required to become competent, moral leaders in their communities and work environments. For a list of required courses, see the Communication and Health Care Administration Concentration tabs.

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Total Minimum Credits for Bachelor of General Studies Degree: 120

Total Transfer Credits accepted for Associate’s Degree: Up to 70

per undergraduate credit hour

Students attending LCC are eligible for a 30% tuition reduction below SGPS’ standard undergraduate credit rate of $465

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Admission for the B.S. in General Studies degree

1. Official transcript for each accredited degree-granting college or equivalent, and a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 on all previous college credits, and an official high school transcript.

2. Professional Résumé, and Statement of Purpose.

3. TOEFL (if English is not the applicant’s primary language).

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We will connect you with an advisor to learn more and discuss information specific to your program.

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Complete in 18 to 24 months

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LCC is a GI Bill Approved School under WAU

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SGPS admission specialists are available to help you with anything you need. There is no application fee, and we’ll send you a fast admission decision.

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