Degree Requirements

The bachelor of general studies degree requirements include:

  • Completion of Texas Core Requirements
  • 36 hours of 3000-4000 level concentration area courses divided between two or three areas
    • 2 Concentration areas (18 hours in each area; 9 hours must be taken at TWU) 
    • 3 Concentration areas (12 hours in each area; 6 hours must be taken at TWU) 
  • Grade of C or better in each concentration area course 
  • Completion of Global Perspectives Course (3 hours) 
  • 2.0 Cumulative and Institutional GPA 
  • Completion of 120 hours total for bachelor's degree (30 hours of degree must be taken at TWU) 
  • Completion of BGS Reflection Paper (BGS Graduation Requirement) 
  • Completion of BGS Resume (BGS Graduation Requirement)

I feel empowered knowing that I have a college degree. General studies has opened up opportunities that otherwise would not be available to me." — Frances Al-Waely, BGS graduate