General Studies, Bachelor of General Studies

Offered by College of Natural and Social Sciences

(The following are the requirements for the BGS degree program. It should not be confused with the General Studies program, which is a required component in all undergraduate degree programs.)

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses 12
Portal
Select one course numbered 188 3
Distribution
Aesthetics 3
Humanities 6
Social Sciences 6
Natural Sciences 7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought 0
Wellness 0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution5
Capstone
Select one course numbered 388 3
General Studies Distribution Requirement
Complete all required courses47-51
Unrestricted Electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum 124-28
Total Credit Hours116-124

(Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA in each of the Distribution areas. At least 30 of the 45 Distribution credit hours must be upper division courses with 300 or 400 numbering. At least 15 of these upper division credit hours must be UNK credit hours.)

General Studies Distribution

Program Requirements
Select one of the following: 245
Capstone Requirement 32-6
Total Credit Hours47-51

General Studies Option 1

Select at least 15 credit hours in 3 of the 6 areas listed: 445
Fine Arts
Select 15 credit hours from: Music, Dance, Art, Theatre
Humanities
Select 15 credit hours from: English, Philosophy, Journalism, Speech
Foreign Language
Select 15 credit hours from Foreign Language courses
Social Science
Select 15 credit hours from: Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, History, Cultural Geography, Economics
Natural Science
Select 15 credit hours from: Math, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science, Earth Science, Biology, Computer Science and Information Technology
Professional Studies
Select 15 credit hours from: Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Accounting, Finance, Industrial Technology, Business Education, Family Studies and Interior Design, Teacher Education (including TESE courses), Physical Education, Recreation, Communication Disorders, Criminal Justice, Social Work
Total Credit Hours45

General Studies Option 2

Select at least 30 credit hours in ONE of the following areas, and 15 credit hours in another of the six areas listed: 445
Fine Arts
Select 15-30 credit hours from: Music, Dance, Art, Theatre
Humanities
Select 15-30 credit hours from: English, Philosophy, Journalism, Speech
Foreign Language
Select 15-30 credit hours from Foreign Language courses
Social Science
Select 15-30 credit hours from: Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, History, Cultural Geography, Economics
Natural Science
Select 15-30 credit hours from: Math, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science, Earth Science, Biology, Computer Science and Information Technology
Professional Studies
Select 15-30 credit hours from: Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Accounting, Finance, Industrial Technology, Business Education, Family Studies and Interior Design, Teacher Education (including TESE courses), Physical Education, Recreation, Communication Disorders, Criminal Justice, Social Work
Total Credit Hours45

Individual programs must be approved by the designated Bachelor of General Studies advisor. 

1

As 6 credit hours of the Distribution requirements may overlap with the General Studies Program, the total unrestricted electives may be 30-34.

2

Individual programs must be approved by the designated Bachelor of General Studies advisor. 

3

Except courses numbered 388.

4

Except courses numbered 188 or 388.