Division of Continuing Studies

General Studies Advantage Videos

Elon Fyfield

“Born and raised in Cambridge, Mass., I came to IPFW with hopes of pursuing a professional volleyball career after graduation.  I saw how a lot of my teammates had to miss practices and workouts because of class and I didn’t want to be one of those students.  General Studies allowed me to have the necessary flexibility that I needed when it came to my class schedule, which in turn would allow me to be able to make all practices and classes.” ELON FYFIELD, B.G.S. 2013

Valerie  Panning

“The classes at IPFW were really applicable to what I wanted to do and I was able to apply my past credit, so I didn’t have to do a lot of backtracking.  The General Studies program allowed me to get my degree in a most expeditious way; all my past credits were accepted and they served as a foundation for the rest of my studies.” VALERIE PANNING, B.G.S.  2010

Arosha Perera

“The number of subject areas available to me through General Studies gave me a broad range of knowledge compared to what I would have received through the education program.  The kinds of courses I could select—psychology, nutrition, communications and music, for example—will help me to go further in my teaching career and allow me to enrich my students and help them improve their lives.” AROSHA PERERA, B.G.S. 2013

Caren Vachon-Jones

“The completion of my Bachelor of General Studies degree, coupled with my work experience, helped lead to my becoming a Regional Manager for Wells Fargo, working with a team of 10 to 12 direct-reports and responsibility over five states.  A bachelor’s degree is a requirement for many senior-level positions and I am well prepared for future promotions or opportunities as they arise.” CAREN VACHON-JONES, B.G.S. 2010