General Studies, Bachelor of General Studies

Offered by College of Arts and 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 Requirements (LOPERS 1-4)12
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5 – 8)12
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 16
LOPER 11: Wellness (Optional)0
General Studies Distribution Requirement
Complete all required courses47-51
Unrestricted Electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum 243-39
Total Credit Hours120

(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: 345
Capstone Requirement2-6
Total Credit Hours47-51

General Studies Option 1

Select at least 15 credit hours in 3 of the 6 areas listed:45
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, Cyber Systems
Professional Studies
Select 15 credit hours from: Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Industrial Technology, Business Education, Family Studies, Interior and Product Design, Teacher Education (including TESE courses), Physical Education, Recreation, Communication Disorders, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Supply Chain Management, Counseling and School Psychology
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:45
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, Cyber Systems.
Professional Studies
Select 15-30 credit hours from: Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Industrial Technology, Business Education, Family Studies, Interior and Product Design, Teacher Education (including TESE courses), Physical Education, Recreation, Communication Disorders, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Supply Chain Management, Counseling and School Psychology
Total Credit Hours45

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