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Bachelor of Arts in Geography (B.A.)

Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.)

Students who complete the general studies undergraduate program will achieve the following objectives:

General Studies Core Competencies
  1. Communication/Written/Oral: Students effectively communicate in written or spoken language to diverse audiences. Students comprehend, evaluate and respectfully respond to the ideas of others.
  2. Diversity: Students appreciate local and global diversity and are respectful and empathetic during personal interactions. Students effectively collaborate and resolve conflicts.
  3. Mathematical/ Quantitative Reasoning: Students demonstrate the ability to use symbolic, graphical, numerical, and written representations of mathematical ideas. Students compute, organize data and effectively problem-solve using quantitative tools.
  4. Computer: Students locate, critically evaluate, synthesize, and communicate information in various traditional and new media formats. Students understand the social, legal, and ethical issues related to information and its use.
General Studies Degree Requirements
  1. Arts and Humanities: Students interpret and critique the historical, cultural and literary dimensions of human experience. Students develop an appreciation of the aesthetic value of these subjects.
  2. Science and Math: Students investigate, evaluate and develop skills to comprehend and apply basic principles of scientific methodology and differentiate among facts and theories.
  3. Social and Behavioral: Students compare, contrast and construct an understanding of the role social, economic, cultural and political institutions play in shaping human thought and behavior. Students are able to function as engaged members of society, who are willing and able to assume leadership roles.
General Studies Academic and Career Development
  1. Academic Planning: Students assess their own knowledge, skills and abilities and develop plans of study for degree completion.
  2. Career Planning: Students identify classes, minors and/or certificates that will enable them to achieve career goals upon graduation.
  3. Distance Education: Students develop computing and communication technology skills in the growing open and distance learning environment.