May 16, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, B.G.S.


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Degree Awarded Total Credit Hours
Bachelor of General Studies            120
Career Opportunities
The Bachelor of General Studies prepares qualified graduates to gain positions in a variety of industries: pharmaceutical, retail, petroleum, telecommunications, and healthcare to name a few. Some enter a variety of post-baccalaureate programs (e.g., teacher certification), professional programs (e.g., medicine, law, social work), or graduate programs such as counseling, psychology, speech pathology, engineering, public health, public administration, and business administration.

Requirements


The Bachelor of General Studies is awarded upon completion of the following requirements:

  • General Education Core Curriculum (39 Credits)
  • Concentration (24 Credits)
  • Enrichment Area (36 Credits)
    • Enrichment Area 1 (12 Credits)
    • Enrichment Area 2 (12 Credits)
    • Enrichment Area 3 (12 Credits)
  • Electives (21 Credits) 

General Education Core Curriculum (39 Credits)


English (6 Credits)


Recommended completion in the Freshman Year.

Mathematics (6 Credits)


Recommended completion in the Freshman Year.

History (3 Credits)


Recommended completion in the Freshman Year.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)


Recommended completion in the Freshman Year.

Natural Sciences (9 Credits)


Recommended completion Freshman Year (3 credits), Sophomore Year (6 credits).

Communication (3 Credits)


Recommended completion in the Sophomore Year.

English Literature (3 Credits)


Recommended completion in the Sophomore Year.

Fine Arts (3 Credits)


Recommended completion in the Junior Year.

Concentration (24 Credits)


Enrichment Area (36 Credits)


  • Choose three (3) Enrichment Areas from the six (6) Concentration Blocks.
  • One (1) Enrichment Area must be the same as the chosen Concentration Block.
  • Twelve (12) credits are required in each of the three (3) Enrichment Areas chosen.

Enrichment Area 1 (12 Credits)


Enrichment Area 2 (12 Credits)


Enrichment Area 3 (12 Credits)


Electives (21 credit hours)


General Electives (18 Credits)


One (1) three credit hour elective course must be 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 academic advisor.

Computer Literacy (3 Credits)


Recommended completion in the Junior Year.

  • Choose from computer science (CMPS) or departmental approved computer literacy courses. Credit may be earned through a computer science proficiency exam.

Concentration Blocks and Enrichment Area Options


Block 1: ARTS


Applicable courses are:

Block 2: NATURAL SCIENCES


Applicable courses are:

Block 3: BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


Applicable courses are:

Block 4: APPLIED SCIENCES


Applicable courses are:

Block 5: BUSINESS STUDIES


Applicable courses are:

Block 6: HUMANITIES


Applicable courses are:

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