2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of General Studies Degree

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The general studies degree offers an alternative to the traditional bachelor of science or bachelor of arts programs for students who desire:

  • To earn a baccalaureate degree by studying a broad area of concentration rather than a defined departmental curriculum.
  • To find a college experience more suitable to specific lifetime interests and/or career changes.
  • To emphasize lifelong learning for the sake of enrichment.
  • To enhance the potential for employment in a changing job market.

Due to the broad focus of the bachelor of general studies requirements, this program is not recommended for a student who intends to fulfill specific admissions requirements for:

  • Graduate or professional schools.
  • Theological seminaries.
  • Professions which require state certification or licensing.

The bachelor of general studies degree is especially designed to allow a greater flexibility in the selection of courses. It does require adherence to certain guidelines for all degree programs at Louisiana College. To be admitted to the general studies program, a student must have successfully completed at least 15 semester hours at Louisiana College and possess a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

Central Core Curriculum (56-57 Hours)

Foreign Language

(Choose one of the following)

Total: 3 hrs

Total: 4-5 hrs


(Choose one of the following)

Total: 3 hrs

Social Sciences

(Choose two of the following)

Total: 6 hrs

Total: 3 hrs

Total: 3 hrs

Total: 56-57 hrs

Concentration Requirement (54 hrs)

  • Major (Chosen from any Division or Department that offers a major) 36 hrs
  • Minor (Chosen from any Division or Department that offers a major or a minor) 18 hrs

Total: 54 hrs

Elective Requirements (16-17 hrs)

Total Degree Requirements: 127 hrs

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