School of Sciences

General Studies Degree Program

Bachelor of General Studies Degree
The requirements for the Bachelor of General Studies degree are:
36 cr. - Twelve credit hours in each of the three required areas of learning: social and behavioral sciences, arts and humanities, and science and mathematics (Note: Credit hours required in each area must be taken in at least two academic disciplines.)
18 cr. - A minimum of 18 additional credit hours in one of the preceding areas with courses from at least two academic departments-concentration area.
66 cr. - Electives (15 of the 66 hours must be course work within the Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences or Sciences)
120 cr. - Total credit hours required for the B.G.S. Bachelor degree graduates of this program will comply with the general education requirements as determined by the IU Kokomo Faculty Senate.

Other requirements:
No more than 21 credits may be taken in a single Humanities, Social Sciences or Sciences department or subject area. In addition, no more than 30 of the 51 credit hours allowed for course work outside the Schools of Humanities, Social Sciences or Sciences may be taken in any one school or technical program. At least 30 of the 120 required credit hours of course work must be taken within Indiana University. Self-acquired competency credit may not be counted toward this 30 credit hour minimum. Students must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all courses completed after being admitted into General Studies degree program. At least 30 of the required 120 credit hours must be in upper-division course work. Upper-division courses are numbered in the 300s and 400s. A grade of C– or better must be achieved in the three required areas and the concentration area to be counted toward the degree.

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