General Studies

Contact Us:

Kettler Hall, Room 144

Julie Fellers Hook, Ed. D.

Academic Advisor
Crystal Milton

Academic Advisor
Cassandra Bracht

Administrative Assistant
Amanda Seilheimer

Student Records Manager
J. Mark Whinery

General Studies

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What makes the General Studies Program so flexible?

  • Convenient classes fit student schedules.
  • After admission to the program and completion of 12 credit hours, credit may be given for competencies gained through documentable life experiences.
  • Credit also can be acquired for the following:
    • courses taken at other accredited institutions
    • military service
    • CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
    • approved training programs offered through the American Council on Education

Students are encouraged to incorporate minors into their bachelor's program. Popular choices include minors in business, communications, organizational leadership and supervision, psychology, and sociology. Credits earned do not expire and there is no time limit for completion of a General Studies degree.


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Interested in advancing your Associate of Applied Science degree with the Bachelor of Applied Science degree program? Or do you want to learn about how you can earn a customized degree, completely online? Come to our open house to learn more!

Open House
Wednesday, October 26
Northeast Indiana Innovation Center
Cole Foundation Auditorium
3211 Stellhorn Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Stop in anytime between:
11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m

To sign up for the Bachelor of Applied Science open house, register here.

To sign up for the General Studies online program open house, register here.

Success Stories

IPFW-Terri Glaza-9422When approaching retirement at General Motors, Terri Glaza decided to pursue a second career in interior design, a lifelong passion she developed while remodeling and redecorating her home. She attended classes part time while working 40 to 60 hours per week as an electrical test associate at the automotive plant.

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