Rodney Mills left EKU in 1980. He had a successful 25-year career, but he could not reach all of his goals without a degree. Thanks to EKU Online, he earned his diploma in 2016 and immediately started a new job he loves.

A general studies degree provides students with a strong academic foundation and is applicable to a number of career fields. A degree in general studies builds critical thinking, communication and quantitative skills and is ideal for individuals who have some college credits, but have not yet earned a degree. Our program is real-world focused, providing the opportunity to design a degree plan that’s meaningful to each student’s interests and career path.

At A Glance

100% interactive online
Credit hours:
Associate’s- 60 hours
Bachelor’s- 120 hours
2017 Tuition:
$409 per credit hour
Possible Careers:
business, education, government, health care, real estate, social service, and technology

Enhance your degree with a minor or certificate.

Ask your advisor about declaring a minor. Online general studies students are eligilbe to select from a wide range of minors, allowing you to explore interests or make use of prior credits.

Students can also choose to add a certificate in one of the following areas:

  • Correctional intervention strategies
  • Youth services
  • Social Intelligence and leadership
  • Emergency management
  • Homeland security
  • Intelligence studies
  • Veterans Studies

What sets our program apart?

There is nothing distant about our distance education model. Student engagement and success is our top priority from day-one.

  • Our expert faculty provide interactive feedback and a collaborative learning environment
  • We use “Quality Matters” to ensure valuable and engaging course designs
  • We offer a number of online tutoring options accessible from anywhere
  • Dedicated online-student advisors

Why choose EKU?

EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar institution that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. Eastern has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran friendly campuses.

Whether you are looking to finish your degree or looking for a place to start, you can meet your goals on your terms with the EKU Online General Studies Program.

Why earn an online degree?

Options. Earning a degree provides you with more options and avenues for achieving success in your career and personal life. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals who have a bachelor’s degree earn nearly twice as much as those who do not have a degree. Degree holders also experience lower unemployment rates.

When you enroll in the EKU Online general studies program, you are on a defined path to success and poised to advance your current career, start a new career or continue your education beyond an undergraduate degree, if you choose.