Skip to page content

General Studies Program Overview

The Department of Government, Legal Studies, and Philosophy coordinates the Bachelor of Science in General Studies. This program is designed for students who seek a flexible degree program which will maximize credits already earned at Tarleton or at another institution. The general studies degree allows students to plan, with advisement, an individualized program with access to a wide range of academic disciplines and fields of professional study. 

This degree also helps students develop their oral and written communication skills, enhance their ability to think critically and creatively about real world challenges and issues, work effectively in teams, and analyze ethical dillemmas in the professional context. The program of study helps give students the intellectual tools, research skills, and experiences to seek out employment in business, government, nonprofits, social services, consulting firms, or education.

Special Admission Requirements

Admission requirements vary depending upon the student's selected campus:

  • Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, and Online students must have a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours, a 2.0 GPA, and be TSI complete.
  • Stephenville students must have 60 credit hours of existing course work prior to submitting a degree plan for general studies (not including developmental courses).

Advising Resources

General Studies Audit (Option 3)

General Studies Concentration Form


The unique structure of the General Studies degree does not accommodate the addition of a minor course of study.

General Studies program coordinator
Name Education Expertise Office Phone
Forman, Dr. Rhett Ph.D., Univ. of Dallas   O.A. Grant 390 254-968-1653