Online Bachelor of General Studies Degree

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Online Bachelor of General Studies Degree

Students may choose to complete the requirements for a Bachelor of General Studies degree fully online by taking online courses at Sam Houston State University. An undergraduate student declares General Studies as his or her major by completing the Bachelor of General Studies Declaration of Major form. This form must be signed by both the student's academic advisor and the coordinator of the Bachelor of General Studies program, and then returned to the SHSU Registrar's Office. 

A student in the Bachelor of General Studies program selects three undergraduate minors from a list of eligible minors when completing the Declaration of Major form. Certain minor combinations may not be allowed if coursework is duplicative.  Please consult with the BGS program coordinator to insure that the proposed combination of minors is appropriate.

In addition, please note that only a select number of minors are available completely online. If a student wishes to earn the BGS degree fully online, he or she must choose from that set of minors; a list of minors which can be earned completely online, satisfying the Bachelor of General Studies degree requirements, can be viewed below.

100% Online Minors Available

  • Business Administration Minor
  • Business Education*
  • Criminal Justice Minor
  • Health Minor**
  • History Minor
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Minor
  • Finance Minor
  • Forensic Science Minor
  • Geography Minor
  • Political Science Minor
  • Psychology Minor
  • Sociology Minor
  • Spanish Minor

 * Cannot be combined with General Business minor
** Certain catalog years only


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