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 

FreshmanHours
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
Mathematics Component Code 0203
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
US 110011
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 31
SophomoreHours
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
Minor15
Electives3
 30
JuniorHours
GNST 33503
Electives9
Minor18
 30
SeniorHours
GNST 43503
Electives5
Minor21
 29
Total Hours: 120