Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies (CEPS)

The Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in General Studies provides students with strong preparation for employment and graduate study. The curriculum offers a general education foundation with emphasis in the areas of the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. In addition, students are provided with ample exposure to business concepts through course work in Economics, Business Organization and Management. The Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in General Studies accommodates students interested in a flexible academic curriculum which will introduce them to a variety of subjects. Students who complete the degree program in General Studies will find their written, verbal, analytical and research skills greatly enhanced.

Students planning for academic work beyond the baccalaureate level will find that the Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in General Studies provides them with strong preparation for graduate study.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in General Studies is an excellent academic option for military and civilian students who have attended other colleges and universities, and who have accumulated a number of credit hours in a non-specific major. Such students may benefit by transferring these hours into the General Studies program.

Freshman Year
Course Credit Hours
Science & Technology BIOL 101 or ENSC 204 3
Science & Technology CSOS 201 or CSOS 213 3
ENGL 101 Written Communication I 3
ENGL 102 Written Communication II 3
HEAL 200 Health Education 2
Cutlures & Civilizations HIST 105, 107 or 202 3
HIST 106 World Civilizations II 3
MATH 109 College Mathematics II 3
MATH 110 College Mathematics II 3
COMM 103 Oral Communication 3
CSOS 126 New Student Orientation 3
    32
Sophomore Year
Course Credit Hours
ECON 200 Introduction to Economics 3
COMM 250 Interpersonal Communication 3
Cultures & Civilizations CSOS 170, ENGL 215, MUSC 205, HIST 308, SPAN 303  
  MGMT 321, POLS 307, 405, 406, or 409 or SOCI 305 3
Elective Free Elective 3
Elective Free Elective 3
Elective Free Elective 3
HUMN 201 Seminar in Humanities I 3
Arts & Humanities ART 200, 305 or 306, ENGL 214; Foreign Language,  
  HUMN 202, MUSC 200, 201, 202 or 205; PHIL 203, 204, 210,  
  301, 304 or 305 3
MUSC 200 Introduction to Music 3
POLS 201 Introduction to Political Science 3
    30
Junior Year
Course Credit Hours
Elective Computer Elective 3
Elective Free Elective 3
Elective Free Elective 3
MGMT 301 Business Organization and Management 3
MGMT 312 Personnel / Human Resource Management 3
PHIL 203 History of Western Philosophy I 3
PHIL 204 History of Western Philosophy II 3
PSYC 203 Introduction to Psychology 3
Cultures & Civilizations SCIN 102, CHEM 201, PHYS 200 3
SOCI 205 Introduction to Sociology 3
    30
Senior Year
Course Credit Hours
Elective Free Elective 3
Elective Free Elective 3
Elective Free Elective 3
Elective Free Elective 3
Elective Free Elective 3
PSYC 205 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 401 Industrial Psychology 3
RELG 307 World Religions 3
RELG 310 Basic Insight Judaeo-Christian 3
CSOS 499 Senior Capstone 3
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122 Total Credit Hours

Minimum grade of "C" is required in all Major and all Related courses including CSOO 201, ECON 200, ENGO 101-102 and COMO 103. A minimum grade of “C” is required in all transfer courses. Courses taken to meet General Education Requirements cannot also be used to satisfy major requirements.