Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)
The Bachelor of General Studies Degree (BGS) is an option for students who are seeking approaches to a LIberal Arts or possibly a degree path somewhat different than the traditional majors and courses for a department program. Students who seek this degree should work closely with their Resource Center Coordinator and a Departmental Advisor to be aware of options and department availability for approving areas of emphasis. A student who chooses the Bachelor of General Studies Degree must complete the following requirements (consult the Undergraduate Catalog for additional information):
- the University Core Curriculum courses.
- one approved course in computer literacy
- one of the following options:
- General Studies--requires one area of at least 36 credit hours approved by an academic department, or 2 areas of at least 18 hours, or 1 area and 1 minor, or 2 minors.
- Specialized Studies--requires an area of at least 36 hours approved by a department before the student's last 30 hours. Application is required for this option.
- Interdisciplinary Studies--requires an area of at least 36 hours in two or more academic disciplines, approved by the Dean of University College or Honors College before the student's last 63 hours. Application is required.
- sufficient electives to total 126 credit hours
Advising services for students pursuing the BGS Degree are provided by all of the Advising Centers. Please contact the appropriate center for an appointment to discuss your plans.