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General Studies B.G.S.

The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) is a degree available through the College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The degree provides maximum flexibility for students who have well-defined career objectives and wish to determine the content of their degree rather than pursue one of the established majors at A&M-Commerce. The degree program includes general education requirements and an area of concentration but not a specific major.

The specific objectives of the General Studies degree are to provide courses of study, opportunities, and experiences to assist students in the following ways:

  • Prepare students to enter a career requiring broad and in-depth knowledge and skills.
  • Allow students to obtain a flexible, general college education with major and minor emphasis areas.
  • Prepare students to enter professional schools or graduate programs in other disciplines.
  • Offer a degree option to students with new interests or those changing their majors late in their academic careers.
  • Assist students in career planning and in the transition into the workforce.
Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
BGS 401GLB/Ceaseless Industry - Glob3
BGS 402Research-Fearless Investigation3
BGS 403Sustainability-Unfettered Thought3
BGS 404Diversity-Unselfish Service to Others3
Advisor Approved Electives 42
Department approved advanced electives *24
Total Hours120

Department approved advanced electives may be from any of the following disciplines (24 sh)

College of Science and Engineering (COSEA)

Biology and Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science and Information Systems, Engineering and Technology, Mathematics, and Physics and Astronomy.

College of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts (COHSSA)

Art, History, Liberal Studies (program), Literature and Languages, Journalism, Mass Media-Communication and Theatre, Music, Political Science, and Sociology and Criminal Justice.

College of Business (COB)

Accounting-Economics and Finance, Applied Sciences, Business Administration and Management Information Systems, and Marketing and Management.

College of Education and Human Services (COEHS)

Counseling, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, Health and Human Performance, Psychology and Special Education, and Social Work.

School of Agriculture (SA)