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Estimated Completion

120 credit hours (4 years)

Application Process

  1. Admission into Tarleton State University - Undergraduate Studies


Locations Available

  • 1Admission to the off-campus locations such as Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, and Online require a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours, a 2.0 GPA and that a student be TSI complete.


B.S. in General Studies


The Bachelor of Science in General Studies is a program designed for students who seek a flexible degree program and do not desire or may not meet prerequisites of a highly structured traditional degree program. This program also intends to permit students to plan, with advisement, an individualized program with access to a wide range of academic disciplines and fields of professional study. This program is not designed to provide students with the depth of content within a concentration to typically prepare the students for advanced studies with an academic discipline related to this concentration. 

Designed With You in Mind

The B.S. in General Studies is designed in such a way to allow you to create an individualized degree program based on any existing coursework. Students may choose one of two options for an area of concentration, either a combination of 18 hours in a primary concentration and 9 hours in a secondary concentration or a combination of 9 hours in 3 separate concentrations. This program also allows students with some prior college coursework to complete their studies.


Related Programs

Not what you were looking for? Tarleton State University offers over 100 different degrees and certifications that may be of interest to you, including:

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

A degree in General Studies is designed for hardworking individuals who desire an individualized degree program. This degree offers many different career opportunities including:

  • Sales
  • Management
  • Customer service
Real Experience

Real Experience

This degree program offers hands-on experience through both coursework and organizations such as:

Career Service

Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Handshake
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume assistance
  • Texan Shadow

And much more!

Program Objectives

  • Prepare students for advanced studies within an academic discipline related to the desired concentration
  • Prepare students for real-world situations by utilizing hands-on activities in the classroom
  • Provide an exciting, interactive, and demanding course of study
  • Promote excellence in education through teaching, research, and service

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
or BCIS 3300 Computer Technology and Impact
ENGL 3309 Technical Writing and Document Design
LBST 4398 Liberal Studies Capstone Course

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Facilities and Features

Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

CEO is an organization with more than 500 chapters on campuses throughout the world. It is a student organization that offers excellent networking opportunities and serves as an informational resource for prospective entrepreneurs.

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Texan Debate

This new program will give you a forum to talk about controversial topics that are important in American Society today. Through this opportunity, you will learn to discuss sensitive subjects with civility, respect and structure. This organization is specifically designed for students enrolled in:

  • COMM 1311
  • COMM 1315
  • COMM 2302

Read about the inaugural Texan Debate!

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The Pre-Law program at Tarleton is a collaboration across many degree programs and with the student-led Pre-Law Association to assist students who are considering law school or legal professions.