IU South Bend Bachelor of General Studies Alumni
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What do these professionals have in common? They all graduated from IU South Bend with the Bachelor of General Studies degree.

What can you do with a General Studies degree? Plenty!

Completing the Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) gives you basic preparation for many careers and graduate programs. B.G.S. graduates work in various professional fields, including education, law, government, health care, real estate, social service, and private industry. Many B.G.S. students have gone on to graduate programs such as anthropology, business, divinity studies, education, fine arts, international affairs, law, library science, management, nursing, public health, and social work. B.G.S. graduates have earned master's degrees and doctorates at Indiana University and other universities.

The Indiana University School of Continuing Studies conducted a survey of General Studies alumni and reported the following breakdown of career fields.

Check out the occupational titles of some of the alumni of the IU South Bend General Studies Degree program. In addition, many of our alumni have followed their entrepreneurial spirit, created their own business and serve as presidents and CEO's!

IU South Bend General Studies Alumni
Occupational Titles



Building Service Manager

Applications Support Consultant

Business Development Manager

Chief Information Officer

Credit Manager

Software Training Consultant

Customer Product Representative

Systems Analyst

Director of Fund Development

Technical Support Analyst

Director of Quality

Web Services Manager

Distribution Center Manager

General Manager


Pharmaceutical Sales Representative


Plant Manager

Case Manager

Production Manager

Chief of Police

Purchasing Agent

Executive Secretary

Quality Engineer

Mentoring Program Coordinator

Regional Business Manager

Pretrial Probation Officer

Retail Market Manager

Security Officer/Staff Assistant

Sales Executive

Senior Paralegal

Senior Account Executive

Work Release Case Manager

Senior Purchasing Buyer/Planner

Vice President, Human Resources


Vice President, Operations

Client Representative

Warehouse Manager

Communication Specialist, Voice & Data Solutions

Graphic Designer


Interpersonal Communication Consultant

Academic Advisor

Major League Baseball Pitcher

Assistant Director, Alumni Office

Marketing Coordinator

Associate Clinical Faculty

Media Liaison

Campus Director


Coordinator, Arts and Special Collections

Public Relations & Operations Manager

Director of Advising

Regional Marketing Associate

Educational Interpreter

Lecturer/Clinical Coordinator


Library Circulation Supervisor

Director of Christian Nurture

Manager, Fellowships & Awards

District Superintendent

Reference/Inter-Library Loan Librarian


Special Events Coordinator



Adult Case Manager

Assistant Vice President/Real Estate Lender

Assistant Executive Director

Financial Advisor

Branch Director

Regional Administrative Manager

Campaign Development Director

Sales Representative

Career & Business Consultant

Vice President/Investor Service Center Manager

Case Manager, Permanent Housing

Children’s Case Manager


Clinical Director

Compliance Officer

Court Referral Coordinator

International Program Specialist

Director, Intervention Program

Family Consultant, Foster Care & Family Services


Family Independence Specialist

Clinical Applications Specialist

Senior Employment Project Director

Customer Service/Collection Supervisor

Team Leader

Director, Clinical Trials Research

Medical Staff QI Coordinator

Occupational Therapist

Program Mgr., Family Practice Residency Prog.

R.N., Psychiatry

Senior Recruiter

General Studies Degree Alumni Survey

The School of Continuing Studies sent out a request to alumni asking for information about how earning the degree affected their professional lives. The career information is summarized in the illustration below:

Career Illustration