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Offered at a distance since 1980, the Bachelor of General Studies(BGS) is a general degree program available through the College of Arts and Sciences that provides you a solid liberal arts education. Designed for adult students with well-defined career objectives, the BGS offers maximum flexibility to students who wish to determine the specific content of their degree program, rather than pursue one of the established majors at FHSU. The BGS prepares you to enter a wide variety of occupations and serves as a bridge to numerous graduate degree programs to further advance your education. The program includes a cross section of upper division general education requirements and an area of concentration equaling 21 credit hours. A BGS advisor will work with you to customize and approve a program of study to meet your educational goals. Students interested in the BGS degree may transfer up to 94 credits, with a maximum of 64 credits from a two-year school. Military personnel may transfer up to 64 units of ACE-approved credit and credit-by-exam.BGS Requirements:
The BGS degree serves as a bridge to numerous graduate degree programs and prepares students for employment in areas not requiring specific baccalaureate degrees. The area of emphasis or concentration can be tailored to prepare students for entry into a particular career area. Concentrations available to students through the Virtual College include, but are not limited to: Business CommunicationChild DevelopmentEducationGeneral Business Geography/GISGerontologyHealth Promotion Historical StudiesHuman ServicesInformation Networking and TelecommunicationsJustice StudiesMilitary Specialties MusicOrganizational LeadershipPolitical Leadership and Public ServicePsychological StudiesTourism and Hospitality Management The concentrations in Education, Historical Studies, and Psychological Studies can include any combination of course work from the respective department for a total of 21 hours.If you do not see a program you are interested in, please contact Joleen Briggs, BGS Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-628-FHSU.
Detailed Degree RequirementsContact Information Joleen BriggsFort Hays State University600 Park StreetHays, KS 67601-4099Phone: (785) 628-5950Email: email@example.comWeb: Department Homepage Military students please contact:Debbie StaabFort Hays State University600 Park StreetHays, KS 67601-4099Phone: (785) 628-5761Email: firstname.lastname@example.org