Aug 12, 2020  
2020-21 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-21 NSU Undergraduate Catalog

General Studies B.G.S.


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OSRHE Program Code: 132
CIP Code: 240102

Major Code: 1000

 

Northeastern State University offers a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree for adult students (over 21 years of age) who have already completed at least 50 hours of college credit with a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average. The BGS degree is a first bachelor’s degree only and you cannot earn a second degree or complete a double major in General Studies.

General Education Requirements


A minimum of 46 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years.  For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements.  However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements.  Students should consult advisors and the program’s plan of study for further information.  Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work.  See General Education Requirements  for more information.

Areas of Specialization - 54 hours


Students should select three areas of specialization from NSU’s catalog listing of available minors. With approval from the program coordinator, students may tailor one area of specialization to meet individual needs.

Specialization Area 1 - 18 hours


Select one minor from NSU’s catalog listing of available minors.

Specialization Area 2 - 18 hours


Select one minor from NSU’s catalog listing of available minors.

Specialization Area 3 - 18 hours


Select one minor from NSU’s catalog listing of available minors, OR with program coordinator approval, students may tailor this area to their individual needs. NOTE: Custom specialty areas will not print on the transcript.

General Studies Capstone - 1 hour


Major Total - 55 hours


Electives - 21-23 hours


Degree Total - 124 hours


Additional Degree Information - College of Liberal Arts


In addition to general education and program requirements stated above, additional hours may be needed to satisfy all minimum degree requirements listed below.

  • English Proficiency: Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
  • ​A minimum of 124 hours is required. PE activity is limited to four hours. Prior learning credit (CLEP, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc) is limited to 30 hours.
  • ​A minimum of 30 hours in residence (from NSU) is required for graduation. PE activity is limited to four hours. Hours in residence exclude zero-level courses and prior learning credit such as CLEP, Advanced Placement, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc.​
  • A minimum of 40 hours of 3000/4000 level courses is required for graduation.  ​
  • A minimum of 60 hours from a 4-year school is required for graduation excluding zero level and PE activity courses.
  • At least fifty percent of the major requirements must be upper division courses (3000 and 4000 level).
  • At least 18 hours or fifty percent of the major, whichever is greater, must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.
  • The minimum number of credit hours required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences varies based on the type of degree.  B.A., B.A.Ed., B.F.A. and B.M.E. degrees require at least 80 hours.  B.S. and B.S.Ed. degrees require at least 55 hours.  B.G.S. and B.S.W. degrees require at least 40 hours.  Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) courses are identified in catalog course descriptions.

For more information, see Bachelor’s Degree Requirements .

 

 

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