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  Dec 13, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks

General Studies, B.S.


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The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in general studies consists of basic courses in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and behavioral studies. Additional concentration components are selected from the humanities, social sciences, behavioral studies, and/or natural and applied sciences areas. At least forty-two semester hours must be earned at the junior or senior level, and at least 32 of the last 38 hours must be taken in residence at the University of Mobile.

Advisement for General Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences  provides academic advisement for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in general studies.

Graduation Requirements for General Studies

Please refer to the academic information  section of this catalog for graduation requirements.

Requirements for A Bachelor of Science in General Studies

In addition to fulfilling the University’s basic course (core) requirements , a student must also fulfill the requirements listed either Option I or Option II listed below.

University Core and General Education Electives


University of Mobile’s undergraduate program is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, Alabama College for Online Studies, Alabama School of the Arts, School of Business, School of Christian Studies, and School of Education. All University of Mobile undergraduate students are required to complete certain basic courses that apply uniformly to the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, the Bachelor of Science degree, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Music degree unless otherwise noted. These are identified as basic course (general education) requirements.

Requirements (Please see NOTES section below)


*Notes:


  1. Consult with your College/School advisor for specific and/or additional requirements relating to general education courses. For example, COM 101  is required for business, Christian studies, and education majors and teacher certification students. MA 110  is required for all majors in the School of Business. Education majors and teacher certification students have very specific requirements, particularly regarding English, Mathematics, History, and Laboratory Sciences.
  2. FS 100 Freshman Seminar (1 semester hour) is required for freshmen only. 
  3. Students earning a Bachelor of Arts degree must also take twelve semester hours of a foreign language. See specific requirements in the World Languages section of the catalog.

 

Option I


  • Basic course requirements  (46 semester hours)
  • Select three of the four areas of concentration, the student must take 18 hours in each of the three areas selected for a total of 54 hours (20 of the 54 hours must be upper-level)
  • PY 488  Interdisciplinary Seminar required (3 semester hours)
  • Electives (20 hours)

Total Semester Hours: One Hundred Twenty-Three


Option II


  • Basic course requirements  (46 semester hours)
  • Select two of the four areas of concentration, the student must take 30 hours in each of the two areas selected for a total of 60 hours (20 of the 60 hours must be upper-level).
  • PY 488   Interdisciplinary Seminar required (3 semester hours)
  • Electives (14 hours)

Total Semester Hours: One Hundred Twenty-Three


Concentrations


Area I
HUMANITIES
Art
English
Language
Music
Christian Studies
Communication
Philosophy
Leadership and Cultural Studies

Area II
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Sociology
Business
History
Economics
Computer Information Systems
Government and Law
Geography

Area III
NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Biology
Nursing
Chemistry
Physics
Mathematics
Marine Science
Earth Science
Area IV
BEHAVIORAL STUDIES
Educational Area:
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • Secondary
Kinesiology
Sports Medicine
Psychology

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