Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) with Concentration in Information Networking and Telecommunications

Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) with Concentration in Information Networking and Telecommunications

The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) is a degree in liberal arts and sciences available through the College of Arts and Sciences at Fort Hays State University. The degree provides maximum flexibility for students who have well-defined career objectives and wish to determine the content of their degree rather than pursue one of the established majors at FHSU. The program includes general education requirements and an area of concentration but not a specific major.

The Bachelor of General Studies is a general degree that can be used for entry into a wide variety of occupations. 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 can be accessed electronically through the Virtual College and include Information Networking and Telecommunications. Individual programs must be approved by an advisor designated by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Bachelor of General Studies at Fort Hays State University provides the opportunity for individuals from areas served by community colleges to complete an undergraduate degree without residency at FHSU.

The General Education requirements for the BGS degree, a total of 45 credit hours, are different from the BA and BS degrees.

Course Requirements for BGS

The BGS degree program is 124 credit hours. How quickly you finish will depend on how many hours you have taken elsewhere and how many you plan to take each semester. This degree program will allow students to transfer in up to 64 hours from a two-year school. 60 hours must come from four-year schools. A minimum of 30 must come from FHSU. 45 of the hours must be upper-division.

There is no time limit for completing this degree so it allows students an opportunity to take one course per semester or several courses at a time.

General Requirements:

A minimum of 80 hours of course work in the liberal arts and sciences areas (Art, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communication, Economics, English, Geosciences, History, Information Networking and Telecommunications, Interdisciplinary Studies, Justice Studies, Leadership Studies, Mathematics and Computer Science, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology and Social Work).

  • A maximum of 40 hours from one department.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • A minimum of 45 hours of upper division course work.
  • 60 hours must come from a 4-year school.
  • No modern language or mathematics course required.
  • A minimum of 30 hours of coursework must be taken from FHSU.