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Office of General Majors

Advance your career. Prepare for graduate school. Enrich your life.

Built to be Innovative

In an economy where tomorrow’s jobs will be quite different from today, a general background with concentrations in subjects of interest to you will provide the greatest preparation for your future.

Pick courses based on your post-graduate goals and apply your past learning to create a customized degree. You can specialize in education, business, agriculture and more without the limitations of a traditional degree.

Engage in personal mentorships with fellow students from across the region.

Built to be Affordable

  • WT tuition and fees are among the most affordable in Texas
  • Up to 81 hours of prior learning is accepted. You can complete these at your community college or get started at WT
  • Scholarships for transfer students are available if you choose to attend WT full time
  • WT programs are eligible for federal and state financial aid

Built to Fit Your Life

Coursework is completed online. Students and advisers gather periodically at the WT Amarillo Center during the term giving you the advantages of knowing your professors and classmates.

Built to be the Best

The U.S. News World Report ranked WTAMU online bachelor programs #1 in the state and #18 nationally for quality and affordability. You will earn a degree from an accredited institution with a strong reputation and long history.

WT graduates with a general studies degree earned an average of $48,138 per year in their second year out of college. The salary range was $26,222 to $136,580 depending on companyand industry for which you work.

Degree Information

For the B.G.S. degree, the student must complete, in addition to the WTAMU core curriculum, a minimum of 78 hours of electives, including at least 39 advanced hours earned at WTAMU (grade of "C" or better in advanced hours). Some advanced course work is available online. In addition, at least 30 of the final 36 hours counted toward a degree must be earned at WTAMU. Minors are not permitted with the B.G.S. degree.

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) or MUEN (ensemble), are counted as one academic discipline. Education courses, whether EDEC, EDEL, EDPD, EDRD, EDSE, EDSP, EDT and EPSY, are counted as one academic discipline.

For details about the B.G.S. degree, contact an advisor in the Office of General Majors:

Patricia McCormick                                               
B.A.A.S./B.G.S. Advisor                                         
baasbgs@wtamu.edu                                         
(806)651-5300