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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. 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

Recommended Sequence

Core Curriculum

 

 

Component Area I (Communication)

6

1st year

Component Area II (Mathematics)

3

1st or 2nd year

Component Area III (Natural Sciences)

8

1st or 2nd year

Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)*

9

1st or 2nd year

Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences)*

15

1st or 2nd year

Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option)

1

1st or 2nd year

Major Core

 

 

<UNIV 4301>

3

4th year

Major

 

 

Minor Area I

18*

3rd or 4th year

Minor Area 2

18*

3rd or 4th year

Minor Area 3
18*
3rd or 4th year
Electives

21*

 

Total Hours:

120*

 

 

Notes:
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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