May 19, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, B.S.


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Bulletin/Catalog Year 2019-2020

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 Division of Student Success

 

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Phone: 931-221-7532
Website: https://www.apsu.edu/programs/index.php

Description of Major

The APSU General Studies Major is designed for those who have completed an associate’s degree and anyone with earned college credits and who has not completed another bachelor’s degree. It is a non-licensure degree option that allows flexibility for students maintaining family, military, and employment obligations and is broad-based to allow for a more individualized approach to degree completion and/or pursuit of two or more minors. The student completes one the following concentrations: Arts, Education (Non-Licensure) , Health, Humanities, Multi-Disciplinary, Organization Administration and Supervision, Social & Behavioral Sciences , and STEM.

General Education Core


  Credit Hours
see Common Core   41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

Total Hours 42


Concentration


Choose one (1) concentration to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours, with at least 18 credit hours of upper-division coursework.

Total Hours 39


Program Free Electives


Select 39 credit hours of elective credit from any discipline.

Total Hours 39


Arts Concentration


The Arts Concentration provides students the opportunity to choose courses from numerous fields that apply to Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre.  It may serve as an appropriate stepping-stone for admission into graduate
school.

Required Courses


Select 36 credit hours, including 18 upper-division credit hours, from the following:
(Note: courses counted in the core cannot be counted in the focus area)

  • ART 1000-4999
  • DANC 1000-4999
  • MUS 1000-4999
  • THEA 1000-4999

Total Hours 39


Education (Non-Licensure) Concentration


The Education Concentration, while not providing teaching certification, draws from education-related disciplines related to children, adolescents, and their families. These topic-specific courses will help students to obtain their career objectives. Students with this concentration might work with pre-school aged children, after-school programs, paraprofessionals, and other youth oriented activities and social agencies. In addition, this concentration may serve as an appropriate stepping-stone for seeking initial teacher licensure at the master’s level. Students completing this concentration will need to meet Milestone I in the teacher education program. It may be possible to complete this area of emphasis online.

Required Courses


Total Hours 39


Health Concentration


The Health Concentration draws from a number of disciplines to explore healthcare issues, public health topics, and factors related to physical and emotional well-being. It will provide a generalist’s understanding of the vast array of concerns that affect health professions. Students might work in health departments, health education settings, and organizations that do not require specialized skills. In addition, it may serve as a stepping-stone for
graduate studies.

Humanities Concentration


The Humanities Concentration provides students the opportunity to choose courses from numerous fields that apply to the humanities. It may serve as an appropriate stepping-stone for admission into graduate school.

Required Courses


Select 36 credit hours, including 18 upper-division credit hours, from the following
(Note: courses counted in the core cannot be counted in the focus area)

  • AAST 1000-4999
  • ASIA 1000-4999
  • CLAS 1000-4999
  • CHIN 1000-4999
  • COMM 1000-4999
  • 3
  • ENGL 1000-4999
  • FREN 1000-4999
  • GERM 1000-4999
  • GREK 1000-4999
  • HIST 1000-4999
  • JAPN 1000-4999
  • KOR 1000-4999
  • LATN 1000-4999
  • LING 1000-4999
  • PHIL 1000-4999
  • SPAN 1000-4999
  • WGS 1000-4999

Total Hours 39


Multi-Disciplinary Concentration


The Multi-Disciplinary Concentration allows students to combine any two APSU minors. It may serve as an appropriate stepping-stone for admission into graduate school.

Required Courses


  • Complete any two (2) minors that the University offers

Total Hours 39


Organizational Administration and Supervision Concentration


The Organizational Administration and Supervision Concentration, while not a degree in business, allows students to obtain knowledge in an array of management disciplines. Students may craft their individual degrees by combining courses in numerous fields that correspond with their personal career goals. It may also serve as a stepping stone for graduate studies.

Required Courses


Total Hours 39


Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration


The Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration provides students the opportunity to choose courses from numerous fields that apply to society, human behavior, and social relationships. It may serve as an appropriate
stepping-stone for admission into graduate school.

Required Courses


Total Hours 39


STEM Concentration


The STEM Concentration provides students the opportunity to choose courses from numerous fields that apply to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  It may serve as an appropriate stepping-stone for
admission into graduate school.

Required Courses


Select 36 credit hours, including 18 upper-division credit hours, from the following:
(Note: courses counted in the core cannot be counted in the focus area)

  • AET 1000-4999
  • AGRI 1000-4999
  • ASTR 1000-4999
  • AVI 1000-4999
  • BIOL 1000-4999
  • CCET 1000-4999
  • CHEM 1000-4999
  • CHET 1000-4999
  • CSCI 1000-4999
  • EET 1000-4999
  • ENGR 1000-4999
  • ENGT 1000-4999
  • GEOG 1000-4999
  • GEOL 1000-4999
  • MATH 1000-4999
  • PHYS 1000-4999
  • STAT 1000-4999

Total Hours 39


Total Program Hours 120


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