Bachelor of General Studies
Advising Coordinator: Kristen Merritt Beck
If you're interested in a variety of subject areas, a degree in general studies may be for you.
By declaring a degree in general studies, you can take ownership of your degree plan
and choose the classes and areas of emphasis most interesting to you and applicable
to your goals. This degree still includes the same general education core classes
and university requirements as any other bachelor's program.
The B.G.S. also makes returning to college easier for non-traditional students with a broader potential range of courses to allow for more online and evening options. This flexibility lets you incorporate classes from previous majors or minors and gives lifelong learners the freedom to pursue a variety of disciplines.
What can I do with a degree in general studies?
Even if you're uncertain about your major, the Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) can give you a chance to succeed. Making a decision about your field of study and career is an important part of your experience at UAFS. A professional advisor can assist you in the decision-making process. Through a comprehensive self assessment process, major exploration, career research and goal setting, students make informed decisions about their academic and career path.
Associate of General Studies
This 60-hour program blends general education core courses with a variety of elective courses to allow you to complete an associate degree. This degree can also lead to the completion of the Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership as well as many of our other bachelor degrees.
Associate of Arts
This 60-hour program blends general education core courses with specified general education elective courses to complete an associate degree. This degree can also lead to the completion of the Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership.
Program Learning Outcomes
The B.G.S. is an interdisciplinary program that allows students the flexibility to tailor the degree to their individual needs and interests. Before declaring the B.G.S., a student must have attempted another major for at least two semesters and must have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours.