University Catalogue

GENERAL STUDIES PROGRAM

Rebecca Hite, Director

 

The General Studies Program provides students with educational opportunities, experiences, and career direction to meet their professional and academic goals. An interdisciplinary degree is often highly desirable in a rapidly changing world and provides greater flexibility in creating a curriculum for an undergraduate degree. The purpose of the degree program is (1) to provide flexibility to students with broad interests, (2) to offer an option to those with new interests or those changing their majors late in their academic careers, and (3) to prepare students for entry into graduate and professional programs.

 

General Studies Degree Program

The Bachelor of General Studies degree affords broader course choices than are available in traditional majors. Status as a General Studies major requires a curriculum plan created by the student and a faculty advisor in the General Studies Program. The degree is based on the conditions and requirements listed below:

  1. A minimum of 120 semester hours of academic work with a minimum degree grade point average (cumulative and Southeastern) of 2.0.
  2. Completion of the General Studies Core Curriculum requirements:
      • English Composition (English 101 and 102) (6 hours)G
      • English Literature Elective (3 hours)G
      • Mathematics (must be at or above 105) (6 hours)G
      • Natural Sciences (must include physical and Biological sciences and must include a two-semester sequence) (9 hours)G
      • History Elective (3 hours)G
      • Arts (Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Theatre) (3 hours)G
      • Communication Elective (3 hours)G
      • Electives from  Anthropology,Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology (6 hours)G
      • Career Planning 304 (3 hours)
      • Total 42 hours
  3. Consultation with a General Studies faculty advisor to ensure completion of course work as outlined below:
      • Major Concentration: 30 hours from one of the concentration groups 1-6.
        • 2.0 degree GPA required
        • 15 hours must be completed at Southeastern
        • 15 of these 30 hours must be at or above the 300-level
        • Students choosing a major concentration in Group 1, 2, or 3 must complete 6 hours of a foreign language. Those choosing a major in Group 5 or 6 must complete 6 hours in one of the following: foreign language, computer science, or business (Group 7).
      • Minor Concentration 1: 15 hours in a second concentration group below
        Minor Concentration 2: 15 hours in a third concentration group below
        Electives: 18 elective hours in additional courses that will enhance knowledge and enrich skills
        Notes:
        • A total of 45 hours of the degree program must be at or above the 300-level.
        • No more than 30 hours of course work in Marketing, Management, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or Business courses may be applied to this degree program.
        • Students must complete all general degree requirements for the University.
  4. If a student wishes to earn more than one baccalaureate degree, one of which is a Bachelor of General Studies, the major concentration group in the General Studies degree cannot contain courses in the same subject as the major of any other baccalaureate degree earned.

 

Group 1 - Arts
Applied Music
Music
Cultural Resource Management
Theatre
Dance
Visual Arts
Group 2 - Humanities
English
Humanities
Foreign Language
Mythology
History
Philosophy
Group 3 - Natural Sciences
Botany
General Biology
Physics
Chemistry
Mathematics
Zoology
Earth and Space Science
Microbiology

Group 4 - Applied Sciences
Computer Science
Family & Consumer Science
Nursing
Safety Education
Construction Technology
Horticulture
Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment

Design Drafter Technology
Industrial Technology
Process Technology

Group 5 - Behavioral Sciences
Anthropology
Psychology 
Criminal Justice
Sociology 
Political Science
 
Group 6 - Applied Behavioral Sciences 
Athletic Training
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Health Studies
Special Education
Coaching
Education
Kinesiology 


Communication
Geography
Social Work

 
Group 7 - Business 
Accounting
Finance 
Business Technology (GBBT)
Management 
Economics
Marketing 

 

 Honors Diploma in the Discipline

The department also offers an honors curriculum allowing students to earn an honors diploma in the major at graduation. For information about requirements and honors in this program, please contact the Program Director or a General Studies advisor.