Joyce Johnston, coordinator
Ferguson Building, Room 273 AA
Phone: (936) 468-6537
The Bachelor of Science in general studies is one of three interdisciplinary degrees offered in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts . It remains distinct from others (the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences and the Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies) in that students can select areas of study from any of SFA’s colleges. Unlike those enrolled in a traditional degree program, students pursuing the BS in general studies will work with the program coordinator to design a degree plan comprising three areas of study. The areas of study must be complementary to one another. Students wishing to pursue this degree must be able to demonstrate how these areas can be logically, academically and professionally integrated.
In most cases, students may include areas of study from any of the academic programs that currently offer minors. However, only those students pursuing the physical science secondary teaching certification may include secondary education as one of the three areas of study. In addition, only one area of study within any degree plan can be based on a defined interdisciplinary minor (a list of these minors can be obtained through the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs ).
Students interested in pursuing the BS in general studies must meet the following prerequisite requirements:
- Students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible for the program.
- Students must meet with the program coordinator before changing their major to the BS in general studies program.