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Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

General Studies, B.G.S.


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This degree program is intended to accommodate students with a variety of career goals. It is an important option for students who have accumulated significant college credit and who want to complete a baccalaureate degree. But, it is also a viable choice for students who are interested in building their own degree program, to coincide with their career plans and interests. Students are required to complete general education requirements plus 45 credits in three areas of emphasis (15 credits in each area) selected by the student from these disciplines: allied health, business, education, fine arts, humanities, social sciences, wellness, technology and other STEM disciplines (science, engineering, math). Specific coursework in the three areas of emphasis is selected by the student; additional credits for graduation can be selected from any discipline.

System-wide General Education Requirement 30 credits
Required Core 6 credits
Emphasis Areas 45 credits
Capstone 3 credits
Electives 36 credits

System-wide General Education Requirement (SGE) (30 Credits)


GOAL 1: Written Communication (6 Credits)


GOAL 2: Oral Communication (3 Credits)


GOAL 4: Arts and Humanities (6 Credits)


Choose two courses in different disciplines or in a sequence of foreign language courses.  ART and ARTH are considered one discipline.

GOAL 6: Natural Sciences (6 Credits)


Combinations not permitted because of excessive duplication are BIOL 101 and BIOL 151; CHEM 106 and CHEM 112; CHEM 108 and CHEM 114; PHYS 111 and PHYS 211; or PHYS 113 and PHYS 213.

Required Core (6 Credits)


Choose 15 credits from three of the following emphasis areas (45 Credits)


  • Allied Health: HIM, NURS, RESP
  • Business: ACCT, BADM, BED, ECON, OED
  • Education: ED, EDER, EDFN, EPSY, ELED, INED, MLED, SEED, SPED
  • Fine Art: ART, ARTD, ARTH, DAD, GFA, MUAP, MUED, MUEN, MUS, THEA
  • Humanities: ENGL (literature), HIST (western & world civilization), HUM, MCOM, PHIL, REL, SPCM, foreign languages (ARAB, FREN, GER, GREE, LAKL, RUSS, SPAN)
  • Social Science: ANTH, CJUS, GEOG, GLST, HIST (except western and world civilization), POLS, PSYC, SOC, WMST
  • Science and Mathematics: BIOL, CHEM, ESCI, MATH, PHSI, PHYS
  • Technology: CIS, CSC, ELED 422 , GAME, SCTC
  • Wellness: EXS, HLTH, PE, WEL

Capstone Course (3 Credits)


Criteria for Capstone Course:

  1. Independent study class, created for individual students with a faculty member assigned who has expertise/interest in the areas of emphasis.
  2. Capstone course meets the writing requirement for a degree program.
  3. Fifteen page paper on a contemporary issue related to the three areas of emphasis.
  4. Updated vita.
  5. Learning statement explaining how the three areas of emphasis have prepared the student for their career.

Electives (36 Credits)


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