For the B.G.S. degree, the student must complete, in addition to the WTAMU core curriculum, a minimun of 78 hours of electives, including at least 39 hours at the advanced level. A maximum of 36 hours in one academic discipline can count toward this degree. An academic discipline is designated by a course prefix, as ENGL for English or POSC for political science. Music courses, whether MUSI (music) or MUAP (applied music), are counted as one academic discipline. Although there is no major or minor for the B.G.S. degree, students are required to satisfy one of the following academic discipline concentration options:
- 18 semester credit hours in one academic discipline and 18 hours in a second;
- 18 semester credit hours in one academic discipline, 12 hours in a second, 6 hours in a third; or
- 18 semester credit hours in one academic discipline, 6 hours in three additional disciplines.
At least 39 hours of advanced course work must be earned in residence at WTAMU, including at least 30 of the final 36 hours counted toward a degree. Some advanced course work is available online:
For details about the B.G.S. degree, contact an advisor in the Office of General Majors:
Patricia McCormick Herschel Neal
B.A.A.S./B.G.S. Advisor B.A.A.S./B.G.S. Advisor