The Bachelor of General Studies degree program is designed for students interested in interdisciplinary education. The degree program includes a core academic base and allows for flexibility in selecting an area of concentration. The program is especially valuable for students who wish to
- help design their own course of study in a degree program;
- change college majors late in their academic careers;
- return to college as mature students with new career interests;
- attend college irregularly or at night; or
- pursue a non-traditional degree program for personal enrichment and satisfaction.
Student Learning Outcomes
The student learning outcomes for the Bachelor of General Studies are presented below:
- Graduates will demonstrate good citizenship and civic involvement.
- Graduates will be able to process scientific information.
- Graduates will attend or participate in artistic or cultural events.
- Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of history.
- Graduates will exhibit critical thinking ability.
- Graduates will write effectively.
Students must meet all requirements for admission to the university found on our Applying for Admissions site. The Bachelor of General Studies program has no separate or special admission requirements.
- Students must complete all of the requirements pertaining to baccalaureate degrees as specified on our Academic Requirements site.
- Students must complete at least 45 semester hours at the 3000 level or above and at least 15 semester hours at the 4000 level.
- Students must declare a 27-hour Area of Concentration and two 12-hour Enrichment Blocks during their first semester of enrollment in the program. Their initial selection of both the Area of Concentration and Enrichment Blocks can be changed subsequently.
- Of the 27 hours required by the Area of Concentration, nine must be at the 3000-4000 level.
- Students are required to make a “C” or higher in all courses applied toward the Area of Concentration.
Additional Requirements for Concentration in Biology
Students pursuing the biology concentration must take the following courses: