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Bachelor of General Studies

Curriculum

Following are the curriculum planning guide, degree requirements, and learning areas for the Bachelor of General Studies. Please contact an advisor for more information about starting this program.

General Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate.
  • Complete 69 credit hours of course work in the arts and sciences.
  • At least 30 of the 120 credits must be taken at Indiana University Kokomo.
  • Complete 30 of the required 120 credit hours at the 300- and 400-upper division level.
  • Follow the campus general education requirements. Please check the following list for specific general education requirements.

Course Distribution Requirements (120 cr.)

  • 12 credit hours in arts and humanities
  • 12 credit hours in science and mathematics
  • 12 credit hours in social and behavioral sciences
  • 18 additional credit hours in one of the preceding areas
  • 15 additional credit hours in arts and sciences electives
  • 51 credit hours of general electives

Learning Areas

Each general studies degree requires completion of course work in three learning areas: arts and humanities, science and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences. These requirements provide students with a broad exposure to the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. To fulfill the requirements, students may choose from a wide variety of subjects listed below:

Arts and Humanities

The following subject areas fall under the arts and humanities requirements:

  • Afro-American Studies (AFRO)
  • American Studies (AMST)
  • Classical Studies (CLAS)
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences: COAS-E 103/HSS-E 103
  • Comparative Literature (CMLT)
  • English (ENG)
  • Education: EDUC-E 339, EDUC-E 340, EDUC-E 341, EDUC-M 323, EDUC-M 333, EDUC-M 430, EDUC-M 452, EDUC-M 464, EDUC-X 460
  • Fine Arts (FINA)
  • Folklore (FOLK)
  • Foreign Language = Spanish (SPAN), German (GER), French (FREN)
  • Humanities (HUMA)
  • Journalism (JOUR)
  • Musicology and Music History (MUS)
  • New Media (NMCM, NMAT)
  • Philosophy (PHIL)
  • Religious Studies (REL)
  • Speech (SPCH, COMM)
  • Theatre and Drama (THTR)
  • Women's Studies (WOST)
  • Telecommunications (TEL)

The courses listed with specific course numbers are Indiana University Kokomo specific and may not correspond directly to other institutions' course numbers.

Science and Mathematics

The following subject areas and courses fall under the science and mathematics requirements:

  • Allied Health: AHLT-H 322
  • Anatomy (ANAT)
  • Anthology: ANTH-B 200, ANTH-B 301
  • Astronomy (AST)
  • Biology (BIOL)
  • Business: BUS-K 201, BUS-K 302, BUS-S 302
  • Chemistry (CHEM)
  • School of Sciences: COAS-E 105/SSCI-E 105, SSCI-S 100
  • Computer Science (CSCI)
  • Data Processing (DPIS)
  • Computer Technology (CGT, CIMT, CPT, TG)
  • Economics: ECON-E 270, ECON-E 370
  • Education: EDUC-E 328, EDUC-E 343, EDUC-K 490, EDUC-M 446, EDUC-M 457, EDUC-Q 200, EDUC-W 200
  • Geography: GEOG-G 103, GEOG-G 107, GEOG-G 109, GEOG-G 208, GEOG-G 304, GEOG-G 305, GEOG-G 315, GEOG-G 404, GEOG-G 405, GEOG-G 407
  • Geology (GEOL)
  • Informatics (INFO)
  • Mathematics (MATH, MA)
  • Microbiology (MICR)
  • New Media: (NMCM-N, NMAT-D, NMAT-W)
  • Nursing: NURS-H 355
  • Philosophy: PHIL-P 150, PHIL-P 250, PHIL-P 251, PHIL-P 350, PHIL-P 351
  • Physics (PHYS)
  • Physiology (PHSL)
  • Plant Science (PLSC)
  • Psychology: PSY-P 101, PSY-P 201, PSY-P 211, PSY-P 259, PSY-P 325, PSY-P 326, PSY-P 327, PSY-P 329, PSY-P 335, PSY-P 339, PSY-P 405, PSY-K 300
  • Sociology: SOC-S 355
  • Statistics (STAT)
  • Zoology (ZOOL)

The courses listed with specific course numbers are Indiana University Kokomo specific and may not correspond directly to other institutions' course numbers.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

The following subject areas and courses fall under the social and behavioral sciences requirements:

  • Anthropology (ANTH)
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences: COAS-E 104/HSS-E 104
  • Criminal Justice (all-CJUS, CJHS, SPEA-J)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Education: EDUC-E 325, EDUC-M 441, EDUC-P 251, EDUC-P 255
  • Geography (GEOG)
  • History (HIST)
  • Labor Studies: LSTU-L 390 U.S. Labor History (only this course)
  • Linguistics (LING)
  • Political Science (POLS)
  • Psychology (PSY)
  • Social Work (SWK)
  • Sociology (SOC)
  • Speech: SPCH-S 221, SPCH-S 411, SPCH-S 424, SPCH-S 440

The courses listed with specific course numbers are Indiana University Kokomo specific and may not correspond directly to other institutions' course numbers.

Electives

The following course work will be considered elective credit:

  1. Extra courses above the required credit hours in the above three subject areas of arts and humanities, science and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences
  2. "D” and ”D-" grades in any of the three required subject areas of arts and humanities, science and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences
  3. Any transfer credits not listed in the required areas of learning
  4. Courses under the following departments not listed with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Sciences:
    • Allied Health (AHLT)
    • Banking and Finance (BUKO)
    • Business (BUS)
    • College of Arts and Sciences courses COAS, HSS, SSCI
    • Education (EDUC)
    • Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER)
    • Labor Studies (LSTU)
    • Nursing (NURS)
    • SCS-G 299 and G 499
    • Public and Environmental Affairs (PAHM, SPEA-all others not used in the social and behavioral sciences)

    Purdue Statewide Technology Courses

    • Electrical Engineering Technology (EET, ECET)
    • Industrial Engineering Technology (IET)
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)
    • Organizational Leadership (OLS)
    • Supervision (SPV)
Last updated: 10/12/2017