B.G.S. in General Studies
The Bachelor of General Studies degree allows students to create a unique degree that is tailored toward their interests and career goals.
The Bachelor of General Studies degree at the University of Mississippi allows students to pursue a well-rounded education from multiple disciplines, which provides the skills needed to be successful in almost any career.
With over 60 minors and more room for elective hours than most degree programs, the Bachelor of General Studies degree at Ole Miss offers more opportunities for a student to select coursework from a variety of the University of Mississippi's nationally ranked programs.
Graduates of the University of Mississippi's Bachelor of General Studies program work in areas such as education (via alternate routes), advertising, sales, sports/recreation, management, marketing, media entertainment, non-profit, human services, public relations, event planning, law enforcement, and government service.
Students complete a variety of internships dependent on the three minors chosen for study. They could range from completing a ride along with a university police officer to geology field projects.
B.G.S. in General Studies Faculty
Students in the Bachelor of General Studies degree program learn from a diverse faculty in many different disciplines across the university.
In addition to the general education curriculum, a BGS degree consists of three minors selected from the offerings of the College of Liberal Arts and the professional schools serving undergraduates at the University of Mississippi. Minor requirements must total a minimum of 45 semester hours. Courses used to satisfy the general education core curriculum requirements may not be used to meet minor requirements. Grades of D may not be included among the courses fulfilling the requirements for minors.
The total number of credit required to complete Bachelor of General Studies degree is 120 semester credit hours:
- Core Curriculum - 30 credit hours
- Three Minors - 45 to 63 credit hours
- Electives - 27 to 45 credit hours
Admission to the Bachelor of General Studies degree program requires completion of at least 30 college credit hours, an approved program application (available on the General Studies website), and a minimum resident/overall GPA of 2.0. An appeal form may be submitted with the program application.
A husband and father who worked full-time while attending college, Rod Hickman completed a Bachelor of General Studies degree with minors in history, sociology and legal studies. A Lyceum Scholar, Rod went on to become Vice President of the UM School of Law Class of 2017.