Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Program Requirements for Bachelor of General Studies

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of General Studies program is available to matriculated students who have earned a minimum of 75 credits who require a degree completion program. Successful applicants must:

  • Achieve a well-rounded and rigorous liberal arts education in a degree program that is tailored to individual needs.
  •  Concentrate on a disciplinary or interdisciplinary academic focus area more flexible than a traditional major.
  •  Collaborate with the program coordinator and advisor to ensure achievement of program and individual goals.
  •  Actively prepare for a future career as part of the degree requirements. 

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the BGS program, students must:

Attain a 2.0 GPA; meet admission requirements for specific minors if chosen as their focus area; complete 120 semester hours (30 s.h. must be at Rowan); complete the following degree requirements:

  • General Education & Rowan Experience courses ....................42 s.h.
  • Focus area courses (9 s.h. must be at the 300-400 level)....18-24 s.h.
  • Elective courses (9 s.h. must be at the 300-400 level)...............57 s.h.
  • BGS Portfolio requirement ...........................................................1 s.h.
  • BGS Career Development course ................................................2 s.h.
  • TOTAL: .....................................................................................120 s.h.