Oct 15, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, B.G.S.


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CIP Code: CODE: G001 (240102-01)
Total Credit Hours: 120
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of General Studies

Graduates of the College of General Studies have used the Bachelor of General Studies degree to enter a variety of post-baccalaureate (e.g., teacher certification), professional (e.g., medicine, law, social work) and graduate programs. Specific examples of master's degree programs our graduates have entered with the BGS include (but are not limited to), Counseling, Psychology, Communicative Disorders, and Engineering. Our graduates have also gone on to earn the Master's of Public Health, Master's of Public Administration, Master's of Business Administration, etc.

College of General Studies graduates have also used the BGS to qualify for positions with companies in a variety of industries (e.g., pharmaceutical, retail, petroleum, telecommunications, healthcare).

Freshman Year


Electives


Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)


Choose from ANTH, CJUS, ECON 201 , ECON 202 , ECON 300 , GEOG, POLS, PSYC and SOCI.

History (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of History courses.

Mathematics (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Mathematics courses in consultation with academic advisor.

Natural Sciences (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Natural Science courses.

Additional Electives (6 Credits)


One of these electives must be a course that has been designated as writing intensive, unless such a course is applied elsewhere in the curriculum. Selection of the writing intensive course and the minor area should be done in consultation with the student's academic advisor.

Total: 30-32 Credits


Sophomore Year


Electives


English Literature (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Literature courses.

Natural Sciences (6 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Natural Science courses.

Concentration (6 Credits)


Choose from 1 of the 5 concentration blocks at the 300 - 400 level; minimum grade of "C" in concentration area.

Enrichment (12 Credits)


12 semester hours must be completed from 3 of 5 concentration blocks, totaling 36 semester hours.

Total: 30 Credits


Junior Year


Electives


Fine Arts (3 Credits)


Choose from the General Education Core  list of Fine Arts courses.

Computer Literacy (3 Credits)


May be computer science (CMPS) or an approved departmental computer literacy course or credit earned by completion of a proficiency exam in this area.

Concentration (12 Credits)


Choose from 1 of the 5 concentration blocks at the 300 - 400 level; minimum grade of "C" in concentration area.

Enrichment (12 Credits)


12 semester hours must be completed from 3 of 5 concentration blocks, totaling 36 semester hours.

Total: 30 Credits


Senior Year


Electives


Concentration (6 Credits)


Choose from 1 of the 5 concentration blocks at the 300 - 400 level; minimum grade of "C" in concentration area.

Enrichment (12 Credits)


12 semester hours must be completed from 3 of 5 concentration blocks, totaling 36 semester hours.

Additional Electives (12 Credits)


Total: 30 Credits


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