Bachelor of General Studies Degree Requirements
This generalist’s degree program is designed for students whose educational objectives are not aligned with a more traditional degree program. It offers a flexible, individualized curricula leading to a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree. Through individualized advising, the program helps students define their educational goals and design interdisciplinary curricula drawing on a variety of course offerings. The program is also intended to allow a student who has completed most of the requirements of a major but has been unsuccessful in some required portion of an approved program to complete a degree in a timely manner.
|Student Learning Goals||Student Learning Outcomes|
|The graduate will possess a well-rounded and comprehensive knowledge base in one or more content areas.||The candidate will integrate knowledge across disciplines.|
|The candidate will apply fundamental academic skills of their area(s) of study.|
|The candidate will utilize professional written and oral communication skills.|
|The candidate will describe how the knowledge and competencies gained through coursework will contribute to success in the workplace or graduate school.|
|General Education courses:||38-40|
|Upper-level (300-400) courses:||40|
Students may not substitute 100-200 level courses for 300-400 level courses.
A transfer course taken at the 300-400 level counts towards the upper-level credit requirement.
Transfer courses taken as a lower-level course will only count toward the upper-level credit requirement if the transfer course is equivalent to an upper-level MiSU course. A course equivalency must be entered into the Transfer Evaluation System (TES) by the corresponding department.
A maximum of 6 cr of Internship course work may be applied to the upper-level credit requirement.
The BGS degree may not be earned in combination with another degree/major.
Students may declare a minor (or minors), but not concentrations.