Bachelor of Elective Studies (B.E.S.)

By pursuing a Bachelor of Elective Studies you will study and earn a degree of your own choosing. Whether you are thinking about a new career path, your interests have changed, your workload has steadily grown heavier or you want to finish your college degree, the Bachelor of Elective Studies can help you meet your goals while maintaining balance in your life.

Program Highlights

  • Students who have started a degree program, but have not finished it, can come back and complete their degree in a timely manner.
  • Students with a large number of credits in an area that no longer interests them can select another course of study while having their previous credits count toward their degrees.
  • Take higher level courses in more than one subject areas without completing the full requirements of a single major. 
  • Explore a wide variety of subject areas in depth without committing to one specialty.
  • Can be completed entirely online.
  • Advising is available evenings by phone or in person. 

Program Distinctions

  • St. Cloud State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • More than 200 academic programs are offered at St. Cloud State.

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