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Bachelor of General Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree is an interdisciplinary degree that allows students to design a curriculum that meets individual goals by connecting three Sam Houston State University minors, a capstone General Studies course, the Texas core curriculum, and appropriate supporting elective courses. Each minor must contain 18 hours unique only to that major. During the senior year, BGS majors will complete the capstone course (UNIV 4301) in which the student will complete a project that requires the integration of knowledge and ideas from the three areas of study. The BGS may now be earned as a fully online degree.

Advising for students in the BGS program is now available in the Student Advising and Mentoring Center. You may also explore BGS degree options on your own using the "What If" Degree Audit in DegreeWorks.

Bachelor of General Studies Sample Degree Program
SHSU Course Number Hours
Core Curriculum
Core Curriculum Requirements 42
Major Core
UNIV 4301 3
Minor Area I 18*
Minor Area 2 18*
Minor Area 3
Electives 21*
Total Hours: 120*

Some minors require more than 18 semester credit hours.  This will impact the number of elective hours required and the total hours required for the BGS. 

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