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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, BGS, BG00


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Major Code: BG00     Bachelor of General Studies

A minor or certificate is strongly suggested.

Students with a prior baccalaureate degree or degrees from MSSU are not eligible to apply for a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS).

General Education Core 42 Requirements: 42 Hours


General Education Core 42 Areas


Area 1B Civics: 3 Hours


Area 1 Social and Behavioral Sciences 9 hours total. Six hours from Social Science (area 1A) and three hours from Civics (area 1B).

Area 2A Written Communication: 6 Hours


Area 2 Communications 9 hours total. Six hours in written communication (area 2A) and three hours in oral communication (area 2B). ENG 101 and ENG 102 or ENG 111 fulfill area 2A.

Area 2B Oral Communication: 3 Hours


Area 2 Communications 9 hours total. Six hours in written communication (area 2A) and three hours in oral communication (area 2B).

Area 3 Non-lab Natural Science: 3 Hours


Area 3 Natural Sciences 7 hours total. Three hours from the non-lab course list  and four hours from courses with a lab list. Must have a minimum of one course with a lab, from different MOTR disciplines.

Area 3 Natural Science with Lab: 4 Hours


Area 3 Natural Sciences 7 hours total. Three hours from the non-lab course list  and four hours from courses with a lab list. Must have a minimum of one course with a lab, from different MOTR disciplines.

Area 5B Fine Arts: 3 Hours


Area 5 14 hours total. Humanities 6 hours (area 5A)/Fine Arts 3 hours (area 5B)/Global Competencies 3 hours (area 5C)/Health & Wellness 2 hours (area 5D).

Area 5D Health and Wellness: 2 Hours


Area 5 14 hours total. Humanities 6 hours (area 5A)/Fine Arts 3 hours (area 5B)/Global Competencies 3 hours (area 5C)/Health & Wellness 2 hours (area 5D).

Institutional Degree Requirement: 1 Hour


Electives: 77 Hours


  • A minor or certificate is strongly suggested
  • 39 upper division hours (300 or above) required

Total Hours: 120


  • 30 hours minimum in residency at MSSU
  • minimum overall GPA of 2.0

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