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2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, BGS


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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 credit hours)
  • Concentration (24 credit hours)
  • Enrichment Area (36 credit hours)
    • Enrichment Area 1 (12 credit hours)
    • Enrichment Area 2 (12 credit hours)
    • Enrichment Area 3 (12 credit hours)
  • Electives (21 credit hours) 

General Education Curriculum (39 credit hours)


English (6 credit hours)


Recommended completion in the Freshman Year.

Mathematics (6 credit hours)


Recommended completion in the Freshman Year.

History (3 credit hours)


Recommended completion in the Freshman Year.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)


Recommended completion in the Freshman Year.

Natural Sciences (9 credit hours)


Recommended completion Freshman Year (3 credit hours), Sophomore Year (6 credit hours).

Communication (3 credit hours)


Recommended completion in the Sophomore Year.

English Literature (3 credit hours)


Recommended completion in the Sophomore Year.

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)


Recommended completion in the Junior Year.

Concentration (24 credit hours)


Enrichment Area (36 credit hours)


  • 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) credit hours are required in each of the three (3) Enrichment Areas chosen.

Enrichment Area 1 (12 credit hours)


Enrichment Area 2 (12 credit hours)


Enrichment Area 3 (12 credit hours)


Electives (21 credit hours)


General Electives (18 credit hours)


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 credit hours)


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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