Graduate School, Anyone?

The School of Graduate Studies hopes you will consider furthering your educational and career goals by pursuing an advanced degree here at Western. We offer 2 doctoral degrees, 2 specialist degrees, 34 master’s degrees and 20 post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Program offerings may be found at: Master’s degrees Post-baccalaureate certificates There are a limited number of… More Graduate School, Anyone?

Advising Time

A Few Tips for your Advising Appointment: Have a list of courses you’re interested in taking ready Ask about your Degree Completion options Proficiency Exams Career Internships Taking Courses at Community Colleges Discuss your graduation plans Ask about Course Prerequisites Talk about how many courses you should take Tell your advisor what you plan to… More Advising Time


On Campus or off, there are services available to help students through difficult semesters: Academic Assistance Centers Long Form-1 Spring 15 Help Center Hours Online Resources Additional General BGS Resources OnlineTutoringAd_2-3

Congrats to Ashley Reaves, Our BGS College Scholar

School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach Scholar Ashley E. Reaves (Oquawka, IL) graduates with a B.A. in General Studies. Reaves has worked as registered dental hygienist for the last few years, as well as served as an instructor at a dental hygiene school. She has been involved with several tooth mobile sealant programs… More Congrats to Ashley Reaves, Our BGS College Scholar

Fall 2014 Dean’s List

Boeh, Jessica Flat Rock, NC Bradley, Jason Ozark, MO Brown, Marissa Peoria, IL Burkhead, Allison Rock Island, IL Clark, Bryan El Paso, IL Gollihar, Brandi Mt. Sterling, IL Heiken, Christopher Texico, IL Heitz, Bradley Rock Island, IL Jakubowicz, Melissa East Moline, IL Meyer, Eric Chicago, IL Morehouse, Amanda Davenport, IA Pierson, Cassandra Davenport, IA Redmon,… More Fall 2014 Dean’s List


Scholarship Opportunities Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Bachelor of Arts degree program have a unique scholarship opportunity. Since 1989, degree program graduates have contributed to the WIU School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach annual fundraiser to support current degree program students with scholarships The BGS Alumni Scholarship is… More $$$$$$