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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of General Studies B.G.S.


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Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) Degree


(Major Code: 136)

For the B.G.S. degree, the student must complete, in addition to the core curriculum, a minimum of 78 hours of electives, including at least 39 advanced hours earned at WTAMU (grade of “C” or better in advanced hours). Some advanced course work is available online. In addition, at least 30 of the final 36 hours counted toward a degree must be earned at WTAMU. Minors are not permitted with the B.G.S. degree.

A maximum of 36 hours in one academic discipline can count toward this degree. An academic discipline is designated by a course prefix, as ENGL for English or POSC for political science. Music courses, whether MUSI (music) or MUAP (applied music) or MUEN (ensemble), are counted as one academic discipline.  Education courses, whether EDEC, EDEL, EDPD, EDRD, EDSE, EDSP, EDT and EPSY are counted as one academic discipline.

For details about the B.G.S. degree, contact the adviser in the Office of General Majors.

Guidelines for Options of the Bachelor of General Studies Degree


  1. Twenty-four of the 36 hours in academic concentrations must be advanced (3000–4000). There are no restrictions on how advanced hours are distributed throughout the academic concentrations requirement.
  2. Only six hours of core curriculum classes can be applied to the academic concentrations requirements.
  3. For the purposes of satisfying the academic concentrations requirements for education, any combination of the following prefixes can be applied: EDEC, EDEL, EDPD, EDRD, EDSE, EDSP, EDT and EPSY.
  4. For the purposes of satisfying the academic concentrations requirements for music, any combination of the following prefixes can be applied: MUAP, MUEN, MUSI.
  5. For the purposes of satisfying the academic concentrations requirements for the areas of agriculture, each of the following prefixes denote a separate 36-hour concentration:
    • Agriculture—AGRI;
    • Agriculture-Animal Science—ANSC;
    • Agriculture-Plant Science—PSES;
    • Agriculture-Agricultural Business and Economics—AGBE;
    • Agribusiness Degree Program has classes not limited to one prefix so a concentration cannot be designated.
  6. For purposes of satisfying an academic concentration in arts management, students must select 36 hours (24 hours advanced and three hours project or internship) from the following:
    • 18 hours from business and/or communications;
    • 18 hours from the arts and/or humanities.

Advising Services Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides


The following Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides (suggested course sequence) are available by linking to Advising Services Degree Checklists:

  • General Studies - Option I B.G.S.
  • General Studies - Option I Communication (online) Concentration B.G.S.
  • General Studies - Option II B.G.S.
  • General Studies - Option II Communication (online) Concentration B.G.S.
  • General Studies - Option III B.G.S.
  • General Studies - Option III Communication (online) Concentration B.G.S.

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