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You were made for more.

Meet your personal and educational goals by majoring in General Studies at Southern Nazarene University. Specialize in Business Administration, Family Studies & Gerontology, Network Management or Organizational Leadership, and select additional courses from any of the adult Bachelor’s programs to earn a degree that works for you.

By attending class one night a week or completely online, you will earn a Bachelor’s degree and strengthen key skills like professional communication and critical thinking.

In General Studies you will choose 21 credit hours of classes from one of our Adult Bachelor’s degree programs: Business Administration, Family Studies & Gerontology, Network Management or Organizational Leadership.  Once completed you can pick and choose an additional 15 credit hours of courses from any of the Adult Bachelor’s programs.

Required Coursework

The following courses are required as a part of the General Studies program:

PSY3412 Personal and Professional Development
This course examines adult learning theory and various learning styles. The course provides a model that is used to analyze life experience.

REL 3413 Biblical Perspectives in Western Culture
This course provides study of the Bible as a foundation to an understanding of Western culture and history. The course also explores the Relevance of the Bible to modern day life.


BADM 3153 International Business and Ethics
This course explores the cultural, political and economic aspects of conducting business in a global marketplace. This course builds upon the theoretical basis of other business courses.


GS 4423 Ethics: Personal & Professional
This capstone course examines various theories of man and their relevance to personal and social values. The course provides the basis to formulate or clarify a philosophy of life that is consistent with the demands of a responsible lifestyle in the contemporary world.

How to Apply

Step 1 Apply Online
Step 2 Send Transcripts

An official transcript is required from each College/University where credits were earned and used toward one’s undergraduate degree, directly or by way of credit transfer.

Once you have submitted an application, you will be personally contacted by an admissions representative within 48 hours. We will answer any questions at that time and get you started on your enrollment track. Space is limited, groups fill rapidly, so prompt enrollment is always encouraged.

Official transcripts must have the seal of granting university, and be sealed in an unopened official university envelope. E-Transcripts may also be sent electronically by the previous institution to .

For Bethany, Online, and Tulsa courses, send official transcripts to:
SNU School of Professional Studies
6729 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008

Entrance Guidelines

As adults, you have accumulated a variety of life learning experiences, and at SNU you can receive college credit for what you have learned from those experiences. With this in mind, we feel that learners under the age of 25 could be at a disadvantage. Therefore, learners who are under 25 years of age and are entering a degree completion program or are 23 years of age and are taking accelerated general education courses at SNU must meet the following guidelines: Have a minimum of two years of significant full-time work experience beyond high school and submit three letters of recommendation.

Credit Hours

In order to be accepted into one of the degree completion programs, learners need a minimum of 48 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution. If you do not have the required 48 credit hours you are eligible to take general education courses.

A total of 88 credit hours can be transferred from regionally accredited institutions. A maximum of 62 hours can be accepted from two-year institutions. Zero (remedial) level courses are not transferable.

Start dates for the General Studies program are based on the degree program concentration of your choice. Business Administration, Family Studies & Gerontology, Network Management and Organizational Leadership all have start dates scheduled throughout the year.

Program Costs

Program Length: 36 Credit Hours

Tuition: $475/Credit Hour

Students will automatically opt into textbook rentals through the Tree of Life bookstore. If desired, students have the option to choose a different plan offered through Tree of Life or opt out of all Tree of Life textbook plans and order books elsewhere.

*Effective July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Fewer than 48 hours?

Accelerated General Education Courses

$299/Credit Hour

NOTE: Tuition and any program fees are due at the Organizational Meeting. This includes the first installment, if you are on a payment plan.

Southern Nazarene offers many resources to our Professional and Graduate students throughout the duration of the program.

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