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2023-2024 General Catalog [Current] 
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current]

General Studies (B.G.S.)

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Program Summary

This degree is primarily designed for people who are either already in the workforce and looking to advance their career or those who have some college credit but no degree, and can’t finish because of the cost. Students must be accepted into the program in order to declare this major. For more information and to apply, visit www.suu.edu/bgs.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the major.
  • Graduates from this degree program cannot be approved for Utah state certification as a teacher using this major.
  • Students must complete the requisite amount of upper-division credit  as per University policy.
  • Credit earned more than 20 years ago may be considered and, if approved, counted towards the major credits needed to complete this program.
  • A formal graduation plan on file with the Registrar’s Office is not required to graduate with this major.

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

General Studies Curriculum (38 Credits)

Required Core (2 Credits)

Select a Track (15 Credits)

Select one of the following tracks:

General Studies Electives (21 Credits)

  • Complete 21 credits of coursework in consultation with an advisor.

Free Electives (52-55 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.G.S. Degree: 120

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