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  Nov 23, 2017
 
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

BGS Degree Plan

Sociology, B.G.S.



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University General Education Core Curriculum - 43 hrs


The University General Education Core Curriculum is applied to all degrees at Wayland Baptist University with the exception of the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) and the Bachelor of Christian Ministry (B.C.M.) degrees. The full general education core curriculum for these degrees can be found in the degree specific general education core curriculum section.

Bachelor of General Studies Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements - 6-7 hrs


The Bachelor of General Studies Degree (B.G.S.) is a minimum 124-semester hour degree. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.G.S. degree:

Academic Major and Minor


The Bachelor of General Studies is comprised of a major in general studies with sixty hours, from which at least 36 hours must be upper-level. Students must choose two concentrations with 15 hours each which may not overlap in content. Due to the composite nature of this degree, a minor is not required.

Electives


Students may complete the minimum of 124 semester hours required for the degree with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective semester hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level semester hour requirements for graduation are being met. At least six (6) hours of upper-level electives may be required

General Studies Major (60 hours)


The Bachelor of General Studies is comprised of a major in general studies with sixty hours, from which at least 36 hours must be upper-level.  The degree also holds the following requirements:

  1. No more than 15 hours in any discipline may be used in the B.G.S. major.
  2. Grades lower than “C” will not be accepted into the B.G.S. major.

General Studies Major Core (12 hours)


Students must make a decision prior to the senior year regarding the B.G.S. capstone experience.

General Studies Concentrations (30 hours)


Students much choose two concentrations with 15 hours each.  Each concentration must have at least six hours of upper-level credit.  Concentrations may not overlap in discipline content.  Concentrations are available in art, business administration, communication studies, education, environmental science, environmental studies, exercise sport science, graphic design, history, justice administration, media communications, political science, psychology, sociology, and theatre.

  • Concentration 1 - 15 hours (at least six hours of upper-level credit)
  • Concentration 2 - 15 hours (at least six hours of upper-level credit)

General Studies Major Electives (18 hours)


Students must complete 18 hours of electives that are from different areas than the concentrations. Special attention should be paid to the level of the courses to insure that adequate upper-level hours are earned in the major. If the student chooses the Project Capstone track as part of the Major Core, GRAD 4302  will be used to fulfill three hours of upper-level electives in the Major Electives.

Sociology Concentration (15 hours)


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