Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) Major in General Studies

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  4. If two years of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then enough additional hours to total the minimum 120 hours required for the degree will fulfill this requirement. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same foreign language must be taken at the college level.

Course Requirements 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
Mathematics Component Code 0203Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Language, Philosophy and Culture Component Code 0403ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3
US 11001 
 16 15
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
American History Component Code 0603Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3American History Component Code 0603
Minor9Minor6
 Electives3
 15 15
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Minor9GNST 43003
Electives6Minor9
 Electives3
 15 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Minor15GNST 43503
 Minor6
 Electives5
 15 14
Total Hours: 120