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1 Concentration and Minor Requirements for the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Created by the Academic and Career Engagement Center of Northwestern State University of Louisiana April 2013

2 Bachelor of General Studies Concentrations All BGS students must declare and complete a concentration. The concentration consists of 36 hours and must include a minimum of 12 hours at the 3000 and 4000 level taken at NSU. The three basic concentrations (listed in order of popularity) are: O Social Science (58%) O Computer & Natural Science (21%) O Arts & Communication (19%) *Numbers above in parenthesis indicate the average percent of BGS degrees awarded in each concentration since 2007.

3 Classes Satisfying Concentration Areas Social Science addiction studies, anthropology, criminal justice, economics, educational psychology, geography, history, philosophy, political science, social work, psychology, sociology, social studies, unified public safety administration Computer & Natural Science biology, chemistry, computer information systems, computer science, educational technology, geology, mathematics, physics, science Arts & Communication art, communication, dance, English, fine arts, foreign languages, music, theatre Note: Courses taken to satisfy core and minor requirements also satisfy hours in the concentration.

4 Nontraditional Concentration Options Professional Studies (2%)* – Restricted to students with substantial career experience (Advisor approval required) psychology 1010 or sociology 1010; English 3230; interdisciplinary studies 3000; hours of approved courses in minor area of study or individualized program of study; 6 hours of approved documented work experience credit; and 1-3 hours of advisor approved field experience courses. Creole Studies (0%)* – Not available to online only students (Advisor approval required) social studies 3030; history 3040; history 2010 or 2020; history 4460; anthropology 4040 or 4050; anthropology 2020; English 4770 or 4873; family and consumer sciences 4110; sociology 4080; sociology 1010; 3 hours from music 2000, art 3600, theatre 4260 or dance 4500; 3 hours from art 4030, history 4080, anthropology 4060, English 3850 *Numbers above in parenthesis indicate the average percent of BGS degrees awarded in each concentration since 2007.

5 Concentration and Minor Combinations In addition to the concentration, all BGS students must declare and complete a minor. Course requirements for the minor can be found in the NSU catalog under the department offering the minor. NSU Catalogs: It is generally a good idea to select a minor in your area of concentration so that courses taken for the minor will also satisfy concentration requirements.

6 Minor Options Students taking classes on the Natchitoches campus may choose any available minor: accountinggeography addiction studieshistory anthropologyhospitality management & tourism philosophy, politics & lawindustrial engineering technology artmathematics athletic trainingmicrobiology biologymilitary science communicationmusic (performance) business administrationmusic (theory) child development & family relationsP.E., sports & leisure management classicsphotography computer information systemsphysical sciences Creole studiesphilosophy criminal justicepsychology culinary artssocial sciences danceSpanish foreign languagetheatre electronics engineering technologyunified public safety administration Englishwildlife management

7 Online Minor Options NSU offers online all courses required for these minors: Addiction Studies Business Administration Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice English Family and Consumer Science--Child Development History Psychology Social Sciences Unified Public Safety Administration

8 Officially Declaring Your Concentration & Minor To officially declare a concentration and minor- O Students can go to the Registrar’s office (308 Student Services) or the ACE office (239 Kyser) and complete a Major Change Card. O Online students can fax a completed Major Change Card or a signed note* indicating the desired concentration and minor to the Registrar’s office at The Major Change Card is available at this link: *Student signature required to make changes to degree plan.

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