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.


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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, Waco, and Online require a minimum of 24 transferable credit hours, a 2.0 GPA and that a student be TSI complete.


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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

ClassNumberClass Name
BCIS1305Business Computer Applications
or BCIS3300Computer Technology and Impact
ENGL3309Technical Writing and Document Design
LBST4398Liberal Studies Capstone Course

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

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