Bachelor of General Program Description College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities

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College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities
Bachelor of General
Studies
Program Description
The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree program
provides interdisciplinary study across academic disciplines and
professional fields. It is designed for nontraditional students
whose age, residence, academic interests, or career objectives
require a more individualized university degree.
Career Opportunities
Manager
Nonprofit Advocate
Teacher
Guidance Counselor
Government
BROAD-BASED AND FLEXIBLE
Foreign Service
Students interested in a program aimed at a broadly based liberal education
rather than a single academic focus or vocational track will find the
Bachelor of General Studies degree a welcome choice! Students will have
room to pursue minors and/or certificates through careful planning and
savvy utilization of electives. Options include a minor in History,
Philosophy, Communication Arts, Management, or Legal Studies as well as
certificates in Human Resources Management or Public, Technical and
Workplace Writing.
Public Relations Officer
The degree program is open to all students and is flexible enough to permit
access by students with a wide range of academic backgrounds.
Internship Opportunities
AT A GLANCE
Researcher
Writer
Entrepreneur
BGS students have several
options for internships in sales,
counseling, training and
development, social media
management, event planning,
research, and more!
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Five track specializations in Communication, Information
Literacy, Problem Solving/Decision Making, Community
Leadership, or Generalist
•
Senior Capstone course designed to align coursework with career
and intellectual interests
Aflac
•
Opportunity to enroll in courses taught by expert faculty across
four colleges
Covenant Hospice
•
Option to complete the program fully online, partially online, or in
a traditional, face-to-face format
AppRiver
DigiPro Media LLC
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
•
General Studies ranked number 5 in the top 25% of programs in
Florida
Great Southern Restaurants
•
2015 average salary for those with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal
Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities is $50,116
Habitat for Humanity
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Pensacola Mardi Gras
Target Corporation
United Way of Escambia County
uwf.edu/bgs
College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities
Bachelor of General Studies
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the University’s General Education requirements, BGS students must achieve:
• 120 total semester hours
• 2.0 minimum GPA
• 6 credit hours of lead coursework in each area of emphasis: Communication, Information Literacy, Problem
Solving/Decision Making, and Community Leadership
• 24 credit hours of upper-division major electives in specialization of choice
• 3 credit hour Senior Capstone
SPECIALIZATION TRACKS
Communication
q ENC 3213 Professional and Technical
Writing
q GEB 3213 Writing for Business: Theory
and Practice q LIN 3673 Grammar for Professional
Success
q LIN 3742 Modern Grammar and Usage q PHI 3400 Philosophy of Science q PLA 3103 Legal Research and Writing q SOW 3350 Interviewing and Recording q SPC 3301 Interpersonal Communication Information Literacy
q ANT 3212 Peoples and Cultures of the
World
q CCJ 4700 Research Design in Criminal
Justice q ENG 3010 Critical Methods for Literary
Study q ENG 4013 Introduction to Literary Theory q GEB 3032 Business Foundations for NonBusiness Majors
q HIS 3002 Methods and Materials
q LIT 4385 Feminist Theory q MAN 3025 Management Fundamentals
q SOW 4403 Social Work Research
Foundations
Problem Solving/Decision Making
q CCJ 3060 Ethics and the Justice System
q ISM 3011 e-Business Systems
Fundamentals q PHI 3130 Modern Logic q PHI 3670 Ethics
Community Leadership
EDG 4947 High-Impact Practice Seminar
HIS 4066 Local History
HIS 4072 Oral and Community History MAN 4280 Business Leadership and
Change Management q PHM 3200 Social and Political Philosophy q SPM 3115 Organizational Management
and Leadership in Sport q SOW 3113 Human Behavior in
Organizations and Communities q
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Advisor Contact:
Katie Riesenberg, Assistant Dean
850.474.2653
[email protected]
uwf.edu/bgs
“Employers overwhelmingly endorse broad learning as the best
preparation for long-term career success. They believe that broad
learning should be an expected part of college for all students,
regardless of their chosen major or field.”
-“Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success”
uwf.edu/bgs
Catalog Year 2016-2017

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