Apr 18, 2021  
2017-2018 General Catalog 

General Studies, B.A.

General Education Requirement (32-36 Credits)

See General Education 

  • Core Course Requirements 12-13 credits
  • Knowledge Area Requirements 20-23 credits

Experiential Education University Requirement - EDGE Program (3 Credits)

NOTE: As of 7/12/2019, students pursuing this bachelor’s degree are no longer required to complete the EDGE courses for graduation.

See Experiential Education .


General Studies Students should consult an advisor to identify an appropriate plan to meet the Experiential Education/EDGE requirement.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)

B.A. Degree - Foreign Language Requirement (16 credits)

** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult a Student Success Advisor for details.

General Studies Requirements

Courses Selected for the General Studies Major (54 credits)

  1. Complete General Education requirements.
  2. Complete EDGE Program requirements.
  3. Complete 54 credits in the approved plan of study (including GOSC 4010  and GOSC 4020 ).
    • Students must complete a plan of study and have it approved by the Dean of the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies.
  4. Complete an approved capstone experience (GOSC 4020 ).
  5. Complete 40 upper-division credits, with a minimum of 21 in the General Studies major.
  6. Bachelor of Arts students must complete 16 credits of foreign language (or proficiency test).
  7. Earn a total of 120 credits (30 of which must be from SUU; 20 of those 30 must be upper-division).
  8. Only classes with a “C-” or better will be counted toward the General Studies major.

General Electives (12-15 credits)

Total for Degree: 120 credits