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Liberal Arts and Sciences Bachelor of General Studies Degree

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Why pursue the B.G.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences degree option?

If, as a student, your personal goals are best served by:

  • A more broad-based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum with balanced contributions from natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences, and the humanities (requiring exploration in 15 different disciplines with the completion of a minimum of 100 hours in the College).
  • The broadest preparation for admission into a professional program.
  • An avenue for adding a bachelor’s degree to an already existing technical degree or licensure certificate.
  • A degree option with maximum flexibility.
  • A distance-education option for a KU degree.
  • A degree that provides students the opportunity to build the skills and knowledge employers indicate are required for success in our changing economy and world community — skills that are limited in current college graduates.

The B.G.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences degree option is

  • Not an “Easy Out” degree option. Academic standards are the same for all degrees granted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Not a quick option for a bachelor’s degree when a minimum of 120 hours including a significant number of medical, technical and professional courses have been completed. KU policy regarding acceptance of transfer work still applies. Students are allowed to use a maximum of 20 hours outside of the College toward the degree.
  • Not an option in which students may pursue majors or minors in the College.
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LA&S Courses

Some LA&S courses are special seminars that do not fulfill specific requirements. They vary greatly but share an interdisciplinary nature, relevant and thought-provoking topics, and an emphasis on classroom discussion. Other LA&S courses are taught on the campus of Haskell Indian Nations University. Some fulfill the non-Western culture requirement.

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