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2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

General Studies (B.G.S.)


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Bachelor of General Studies

The Bachelor degree in General Studies with concentrations in Arts and Humanities, Applied and Natural Sciences, and Behavioral Sciences is a broad based, interdisciplinary program that offers students the opportunity to develop critical thinking and cultural awareness through an individualized course of study. Students who wish to pursue this degree concurrently with another degree or as a second degree will not be permitted to apply the major hours from the primary degree to the concentration area in the General Studies curriculum.

Subject Area Blocks

Students pursuing the Bachelor degree in General Studies must choose one of the following blocks for the Concentration Area. The two remaining blocks must be used as Enrichment Areas. 

Arts and Humanities Block

Art, Communication, English, Foreign Languages, History, Mass Communication, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theatre, Women’s Studies

Applied and Natural Sciences Block

Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electricity, Electronics, Engineering Technology, Environmental Science, Geology, Instrumentation, Mathematics, Nutrition and Family Studies, Physical Science, Physics, Process Plant Technology, Technology, Wildlife Management
Behavioral
Sciences Block
Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Government, Health and Human Performance*, Psychology, Sociology
*Coursework required for the Health and Physical Education curriculum cannot be used.

Students who wish to pursue the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) must meet the following requirements:

  • Must earn a GPA of 2.0 or better in all courses counted toward the degree.
  • Must earn a GPA of 2.0 or better in all courses in the General Education Requirements (Core).
  • Must earn a GPA of 2.0 or better in all courses used in the concentration area.
  • Must earn a grade of “C” or better in English 101 and 102.
  • Must earn at least 40 hours of 300/400 level coursework and meet the following conditions:
    • Must earn at least 12 hours of 300/400 level coursework in the concentration area.
    • Must earn at least 3 hours of 300/400 level coursework in each enrichment area.
  • Must complete an international education component chosen with the guidance of the General Studies advisor.
  • Students who choose to pursue minors are permitted to use those courses in the core and as free electives only.
  • Must earn a grade of “C” or better in GNST 400 (Capstone Course).

Degree Requirements


Total Hours: 78

  • Concentration Area3 - 36
  • Enrichment Area31 - 12
  • Enrichment Area3 2 - 12
  • Electives - 17

Notes


1Students must choose one of the following options to complete the Natural Sciences requirements: 

Option A-6 hour sequence: BIOL 101-102; BIOL 105-106; ENSC 101-102 3 hour elective: CHEM 101, 135; ENSC 102; GEOL 102; PHSC 101-111; PHYS 151, 211

Option B-6 hour sequence: CHEM 101-102, CHEM 135-136; GEOL 101-102; PHSC 101-102; PHYS 151, 211 3 hour elective: ENSC 102

2Course must be selected from section #9 of the General Education Requirements .
3Refer to Subject Area Block descriptions of concentration area options.
4Three (3) hours must be selected from the approved Writing Enriched courses-see General Education Requirements .

Total Hours for Degree: 121


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