Feb 20, 2024  
2018-19 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived 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.  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
Electives 21 hours
Minimum Total 124 hours
Accounting Humanities
American Indian Studies Information Systems
Anthropology Justice Studies
Applied Linguistics Legal Studies
Business Administration Literary Studies
Biology Management
Chemistry Manufacturing Systems
Communication Studies Marketing
Computer Science Mathematics
Criminal Justice Media Studies
Drama Military Science
Driver Education Music
Earth Science 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  
Human and Family Sciences Individualized Student Designed Area


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 Science courses are designated with a “#” after the course title.

For more information, see Bachelor’s Degree Requirements .



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