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2015-16 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-16 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

General Studies, B.G.S. - Major Code 1000

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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.  There are many areas of specialization available (see list below). One of the 18-hour core areas can be tailored to the individual needs of the student with approval of the program coordinator. For more information regarding the Bachelor of General Studies program, please call 918-444-5000.

General Studies Degree Requirements

General Education 49 hours
Three Core Areas of Specialization:  
  Core area one 18 hours
  Core area two 18 hours
  Core area three 18 hours
Free Electives 21 hours
Minimum Total 124 hours
Accounting Information Systems
American Indian Studies Justice Studies
Anthropology Legal Studies
Applied Linguistics Literary Studies
Business Administration Management
Biology Manufacturing Systems
Chemistry Marketing
Communication Studies Mathematics
Computer Science Media Studies
Criminal Justice Military Science
Earth Science Music
Driver Education Organizational Leadership
English as a Second Language Physics
Entrepreneurship Political Science
Environmental Management Psychology
Finance Safety Management
General Science Social & Behavioral Sciences
Geography Social Welfare
Health Care Administration Sociology
Health Science Spanish
History Teaching & Learning
Homeland Security Technology
Hospitality and Tourism Management Theatre
Human and Family Sciences  
Humanities  Individualized Student Designed Area


Policies of the College of Liberal Arts

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: English proficiency is a graduation requirement. Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
UPPER DIVISION CREDIT: Total hours must include at least 40 hours of credit in courses number 3000 and above.
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES: At least 80 semester credit hours are required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences for BA/BAED/BFA/BME degrees and 55 semester credit hours of Liberal Arts and Sciences for BS/BSED degrees and 40 semester credit hours of Liberal Arts and Sciences for specialty degrees (BGS, BSW).   Liberal Arts and Science courses are designated by a “#” after the course title.


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