Jun 08, 2023  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

General Studies (B.G.S.)

48 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

The Bachelor of General Studies is a flexible degree program designed to serve the needs of individuals who have earned numerous credits but have not completed their degrees. Students work with an advisor to determine course equivalencies and to develop an appropriate degree completion plan.  Students earning a B.G.S. complete all general education requirements (30 hours) and institutional graduation requirements (12 hours), as well as 15 credit hours of coursework in each of three emphasis areas and a capstone course specific to the B.G.S. degree program. Majors and minors are not available within the B.G.S., and eligibility is limited to students who have completed at least 60 credit hours. A separate application process is required; contact the Center for Academic and Career Planning for more information.

Regental and Institutional Requirements (42 hours)

 See Graduation Requirements  for requirements.

Specific B.G.S. Degree Requirements (48 hours)

Capstone course (3 hours):

15 credit hours of coursework in each of three emphasis areas selected from the list below (45 hours):

  • Allied Health
  • Business
  • Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Science
  • Science, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Technology
  • Wellness

ENGL 101, 201, and 205; MATH 101; and SPCM 101 may not be included in emphasis areas. Coursework in emphasis areas may also be used to fulfill other degree requirements.


Electives (30 hours)

Note: At least 32 credits hours towards the degree must be at the upper-division level.

In addition, students must meet the institutional credit requirement and must pass the proficiency examination as mandated by the Board of Regents; see Institutional Credit Requirement  .