Bachelor of General Studies Program

This is an archived copy of the 2015-2016 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.twu.edu.

http://www.twu.edu/genstudies/

Associate Dean: Abigail Tilton, Associate Professor
Program Director: Brandie Golleher

Location: CFO 1201
Telephone: 940-898-3850
Fax: 940-898-3351
E-Mail: atilton@twu.edu
E-Mail: bgolleher@twu.edu

The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree, offered through the College of Arts and Sciences , is an interdisciplinary program that provides versatility for adult learners and part-time students who need a flexible curriculum designed to balance work and life responsibilities with educational goals. The BGS degree may be completed 100% online, or on the Denton campus in a face to face format.

Concentration areas may be selected from the following disciplines:

  • Business*
  • Computer Science*
  • Criminal Justice*
  • English*
  • Government*
  • Health Studies* (2.75 cumulative GPA required to take HS courses)
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Sociology*
  • Visual Art
  • Women’s Studies*

* Indicates concentration area may be completed 100% online. More detailed information about the BGS program, including sample degree plan, is available on the General Studies Program website.

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

Total all semester credit hours for degree: 120
Grade of C or better required in all concentration area courses

Major/Emphasis

Total semester credit hours for major courses: 36 semester credit hours divided between 2 or 3 concentration areas.

Bachelor of General Studies Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENG 1013Composition I3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
Creative Arts Core3
Component Area Option Core3
General Studies Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG 1023Composition II3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Component Area Option Core3
General Studies Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
Global Perspective or Elective3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Mathematics Core3
Elective3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
Concentration Area One3
Concentration Area One3
Concentration Area Two3
Concentration Area Two3
Concentration Area Three or Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Concentration Area One3
Concentration Area One3
Concentration Area Two3
Concentration Area Two3
Concentration Area Three or Electives3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Concentration Area One or Elective3
Concentration Area One or Elective3
Concentration Area Two or Elective3
Concentration Area Two or Elective3
Concentration Area Three or Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Concentration Area 3 or Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

 (GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.