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    Sep 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

General Studies B.G.S., with Leadership Studies Concentration


General Studies B.G.S.


TOTAL DEGREE HOURS: 120

http://www.usf.edu/undergrad/programs/bgs/

The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) major is a customized, interdisciplinary degree completion major that provides students with options to choose an appropriate academic major that fits their educational and professional goals. The BGS major provides mid-career, adult students with the opportunity to integrate completion of the baccalaureate degree into their established lifestyle.

University Admissions


Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

Graduation Requirements


Satisfactory completion of the following requirements: 

  • General Education Program (36 credit hours), including State Core General Education, State Computation and State Communication; 
  • Minimum of 120 unduplicated credit hours;
  • A minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all coursework taken at USF and an overall 2.0 GPA average on all college-level coursework;
  • Major and college requirements in a chosen degree program;
  • Nine credit hours of coursework taken during the summer term(s) (if entered USF with less than 60 credit hours); 
  • Registration and successful completion of at least thirty (30) of the last sixty (60) credit hours;
  • 42 credit hours of upper-level coursework;
  • Civics Literacy;
  • Foreign language admissions coursework.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites


Students desiring to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. If students transfer with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the University’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements. Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

There are no State Mandated Common Prerequisites for this program. All Florida College System students are encouraged to complete the Associate degree. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area at the intended transfer institution.

Required Courses: (3 credit hours)


Major Core Course: 1 course; 3 credit hours


Major (Restricted) Electives: (21 credit hours)


Students complete a General Studies program of study and one concentration in: Aging Sciences; Behavioral Healthcare; Business; Computer Systems Technology; Criminal Justice; Educational Foundations; Environmental Policy; Information Studies: Information Architecture; Leadership Studies; Public Administration; Public Health; Urban Studies; or Women’s and Gender Studies.

Leadership Studies Concentration: 7 courses; 21 credit hours


General Studies B.G.S. - Additional Information


GPA Requirements


A minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all coursework taken at USF and an overall 2.0 GPA average on all college-level coursework.

Grading Requirements


A minimum grade of C- or better must be earned in each concentration course.

Research Opportunities


Undergraduate students in any degree program are able to participate in undergraduate research. Several options exist to show mentored undergraduate research activity on a student’s official transcript. Those who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914  course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.

Advising Information


Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGS)
Location/Phone: Student Services Building (SVC) 2002
(813) 974-4051

Website: http://www.usf.edu/undergrad/programs/bgs/

2 Year Plan of Study - General Studies B.G.S.


NOTES:

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


  • ✳️ Major Elective: Concentration Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective or General Education Course Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective or General Education Course Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective or General Education Course Credit(s): 3
  • ✳️ Major Elective: Concentration Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 2 (Spring)


  • ✳️ Major Elective: Concentration Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective or General Education Course Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective or General Education Course Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective or General Education Course Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective or General Education Course Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


  • ✳️ Major Elective: Concentration Credit(s): 3
  • ✳️ Major Elective: Concentration Credit(s): 3
  • ✳️ Major Elective: Concentration Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective or General Education Course Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective or General Education Course Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 5 (Spring)


  • ✳️ Major Elective: Concentration Credit(s): 3
  • ✳️ IDS 4934 - Senior Capstone for BSAS/BGS ​ Credit(s): 3  
  • Upper-Level Elective or General Education Course Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective or General Education Course Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15