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B.G.S. in General Studies

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

General Education Requirements

The general education requirements for the Bachelor of General Studies degree is fulfillment of the 30-hour Core Curriculum, i.e., 6 hours of English composition; 3 hours of college algebra or quantitative reasoning or statistics (taken from the Department of Mathematics) or a more advanced mathematics course; 6 hours of laboratory science; 9 hours of humanities to include at least 3 hours of fine arts; and 6 hours of social or behavioral science courses.

Course Requirements

In addition to the general education curriculum, a BGS degree consists of three minors selected from the offerings of the College of Liberal Arts and the professional schools serving undergraduates at the University of Mississippi. Minor requirements must total a minimum of 45 semester hours. Courses used to satisfy the general education core curriculum requirements may not be used to meet minor requirements. Grades of D may not be included among the courses fulfilling the requirements for minors.

The total number of credit required to complete Bachelor of General Studies degree is 120 semester credit hours:

Other Academic Requirements

A student pursuing the Bachelor of General Studies degree cannot select a minor that is also being used as a major or minor (or equivalent) area of study toward another degree. For example, a student majoring in history and minoring in English cannot use either history or English as minors toward a B.G.S. degree.

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