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General Studies Degree Information: Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree is an interdisciplinary degree program. You develop a plan of study that encompasses three areas of learning:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Science & Mathematics
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences

In addition, you select electives that meet your needs and interests.

There are dozens of minors like human resources, sociology, criminal justice, and many others you can add to your degree. You may also earn a certificate in career fields such as business, informatics, public management, or environmental studies.

The General Studies Program has academic advisors ready to help you with your study plan.  Please schedule an appointment to see us in Owen Hall.

Advising Guides

Course Lists

To see which courses fulfill particular BGS requirements, please see the Course Lists page.

General Studies Bulletins

The Bulletin tells you what you need to do to graduate from the BGS program. It is the official source of information regarding degree requirements, rules and regulations.

Beginning July 1, 2012, the BGS program is administered by the College of Arts and Sciences and is included as part of the College Bulletin. Prior to this, the BGS program was included in the School of Continuing Studies Bulletin. Note: all BGS degrees completed after July 1, 2012 will be awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences.

Click here to see our page in the bulletin.