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General Studies

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The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) is a broad-based, interdisciplinary program that offers students the opportunity to develop critical thinking and cultural awareness through an individualized course of study. Students cannot pursue the BGS concurrently with another baccalaureate degree. Students who wish to pursue the BGS as a second degree will not be permitted to apply the major hours from the primary degree to the concentration area in the general studies curriculum. Students must choose from one of three concentration areas:  applied and natural sciences, arts and humanities, or behavioral sciences. The two remaining areas must be used as enrichment areas.

See the academic catalog for admission and degree requirements.

Undergraduate Concentrations


Bachelor of Arts, Applied and Natural Sciences

Applied and Natural Sciences, BA Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts, Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities, BA Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts, Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Sciences, BA Curriculum