Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14

Majors

General Studies (BGS) with a concentration in Environmental Policy & Management (GEM)

Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 24.0106

Innovative Education

http://www.usf.edu/innovative-education/programs/graduate-certificates/environmental-policy-and-management.aspx

Major Description

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

BGS students will take an active role in creating their academic programs. Rather than choosing a traditional major, BGS students can choose from a number of established plans of study or can create their own individualized plan of study. BGS students complete 24-27 credits (core courses and electives) within a selected concentration in addition to their other degree requirements.

Concentration Description

This concentration is a unique interdisciplinary program that incorporates courses from various colleges across the University. Although there are courses in the concentration that are offered by the Environmental Science and Policy Division, the degree concentration also offers students the opportunity to take supporting courses in other physical and natural sciences, statistics, policy, and ethics.

Total Major Hours: 25 Hours

Major Core Courses - 3 Hours

College EXIT Requirement:

Concentration Core Courses - 7 Hours

Concentration Requirements:
  • EVR 2001 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • EVR 2001L Introduction to Environmental Science Lab
  • EVR 2861 Introduction to Environmental Policy

Concentration Elective Courses - 15 Hours

Choose 9 credits from the following: Choose 6 credits from the following:

Additional Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Upon acceptance to the BGS, students will complete the necessary coursework to reach 120 credit hours. The 120 credit hour requirement includes completing the following:

  • USF General Education (GE) requirements or approved equivalents - unless GE credits were completed at another Florida institution.
  • All USF exit requirements
  • All foreign language requirements
  • One or two disciplinary concentrations selected by the student and approved by the advisor.
  • A minimum of 48 semester hours of upper-level work (courses numbered 3000 and above)

Major Residency Requirement

At least 30 hours earned at USF Tampa.

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