Program Coordinator: Dr. Bill Hyman, Graduate Coordinator for Health (Department of Health and Kinesiology)
Physical Address: SAM Center, Room 107, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Building
The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) is an interdisciplinary degree that allows students to design a curriculum that meets individual goals by connecting three Sam Houston State University minors, one General Studies course, the Texas core curriculum, and appropriate supporting elective courses. During the senior year, BGS majors will complete a 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.
Requirements to Apply
- Students must be a junior or senior in good standing with at least a 2.0 overall GPA to declare a BGS major.
- Prior to declaration, students must attend an information session with an academic advisor.
- Students must be a BGS major and have a minimum 2.0 overall GPA to register for UNIV 4301
A list of appropriate minors is available through the contact office. Certain minor combinations may not be allowed if coursework is duplicative. Please consult with the BGS coordinator to insure that the proposed combination of minors is appropriate.
|SHSU Course Number||Hours||Recommended Sequence|
|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|
|<UNIV 4301>||3||4th year|
|Minor Area I||18*||3rd or 4th year|
|Minor Area 2||18*||3rd or 4th year|
|Minor Area 3||18*||3rd or 4th year|
* 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.