Bachelor of General Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree is an interdisciplinary degree program consisting of the Texas Core Curriculum, required courses in the major, and two student-selected subject areas called concentrations. Each concentration requires 12 upper division semester credit hours from courses sharing the same course prefix. Subject areas, one of which must be housed in the College of Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE), include the following:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Criminal Justice
  • History
  • Instructional Technology
  • Kinesiology
  • Leadership
  • Mass Communication
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Business (no more than one subject from a business discipline may be used to comprise a concentration and it must be a pure prefix from one of the following business subjects: Accounting, Finance, General Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing or Supply Chain Management.)
  • An Interdisciplinary Studies (I.S) concentration area can be used with the following stipulations. The student:
    • is a junior or senior who is a former BSIS EC-6 major or has a plethora of hours with the urgent need to graduate.
    • is approaching the maximum number of hours recommended for an undergraduate degree.
    • is not a freshman or sophomore.
    • has attained approval by a BGS advisor.

The BGS Program may not be used for undergraduate Teacher Certification Students.  

BGS students can intern and work in a variety of career sectors including non-profit organizations and for profit organizations.

Program Advisors:

Advising at Main Campus:

Tiffany Ray


TAMUT at NTCC or  at PJC Transfer Students :

Jennifer Perez


TAMUT at NTCC Transfer Students:

Daisy Bates


Faculty, Program Advisor and Coordinator:

Kelly Coke