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2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
2015-2016 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


BHSC (6 Credits)


To be chosen from ANTH, CJUS, ECON 201 , ECON 202 , ECON 300 , GEOG, POLS, PSYC and SOCI.

HIST (3 Credits)


MATH (3 Credits)


To be chosen in consultation with academic advisor.

SCI (3 Credits)


To be chosen in consultation with academic advisor.

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


LIT (3 Credits)


May be English or Foreign Language literature.

SCI (6 Credits)


To be chosen from both biological sciences (BIOL) and physical sciences (CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS). Two of the courses must be from the same science.

Concentration (6 Credits)


Must be chosen 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


ART (3 Credits)


To be chosen from DANC, MUS, THEA or VIAR.

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)


Must be chosen 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)


Must be chosen 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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