Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14

Majors

General Studies (BGS) with a concentration in Women's and Gender Studies (GWS)

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

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 24.0106

Innovative Education

http://wgs.usf.edu/

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

The Women’s and Gender Studies concentration offers a critical examination of women’s experiences and issues through history, culture, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and other important intersections of identity. The program seeks to provide students with a sound educational basis for graduate work or further professional pursuits in health, education, activism, social service, or social justice.

Total Major Hours: 24 Hours

Major Core Courses - 3 Hours

College EXIT Requirement:

Concentration Core Courses - 6 Hours

Concentration Requirements:

Concentration Elective Courses - 15 Hours

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Major Other Information

The following BGS Areas of Concentration are offered fully or partially online:

  • Criminal Justice (fully online)
  • Public Health (fully online)
  • Information Studies: Health Informatics (fully online)
  • Information Studies: Information Architecture (fully online)
  • Information Technology (fully online)
  • Environmental Policy and Management (partially online)
  • Urban Studies (partially online)
  • Women's and Gender Studies (partially online)

Consult advisor for availability of online course offerings.

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