Requirements Particular to the B.G.S. Degree

The Bachelor of General Studies degree requires that at least 60 of the 120 credits must be upper-level (numbered 300 or above). Below are specific policies regarding the 60 upper-level credits.

  1. No more than 20 credits of upper-level courses may be counted from one department unless a department has multiple SUBJECTs.
  2. If a department has several SUBJECTs, a B.G.S. student may elect up to 20 credits of upper-level credits from each SUBJECT.
  3. No more than 60 credits may be elected in all SUBJECTs of a department.
  4. At least 40 of the required 60 upper-level credits must be in LS&A courses.
  5. There is no expectation that 20 credits must be elected in any one SUBJECT.
  6. More than 20 upper-level credits from one SUBJECT may be incorporated in the degree total of 120 credits as long as no more than 20 of these are counted in the 60 upper-level total.
  7. A student must earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in the courses used to meet the requirement of 60 upper-level credits.

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