Degrees offered in General Studies

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BAGS)

This is a non-specialist degree program designed to meet the needs of students interested in broadly based education in the liberal arts. It provides greater flexibility and breadth in subject matter than provided by traditional degree programs.

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies program must complete all of the General Education goals (including Goals10A and 10B) as a program requirement. In addition, students must take at least 48 credits of courses in the fine arts and humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and/or mathematics and physical sciences (a brochure in the Office of the College of Arts & Letters) specifies the programs from which courses may be chosen. Because the BAGS degree is for non-specialists, no more than 40 credits may come from any single program. Coursework graded P/NP or S/U must be approved in advance. Students also take electives (courses from all across the University) to complete the 128 credit hours required for graduation, and they must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Associate of Arts in General Studies

Students pursuing the Associate of Arts degree must fulfill all of the General Education goals (including Goals10A and 10B). In addition, students must complete at least 12 additional credits of approved lower division (1100 and 2200 level credits). Of these additional 12 credits, 6 must come from the arts and humanities, and 6 must come from the social and behavioral sciences. Students also take electives (courses from all across the University) to complete the 64 credit hours required for graduation, and they must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

More Information

For more information, please contact Dr. John Gribas.

Director, Bachelor of Arts in General Studies
Business Administration Bldg, Rm #248
Mail Stop #8087
Pocatello ID 83209
208.282.3204