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Bachelor of General Studies


The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) is an interdisciplinary degree that allows students to enhance personal goals by connecting three Texas State minors, two General Studies courses and appropriate supporting courses.

Students who are challenged by choosing one major can find 67 minor options. The BGS degree may also be ideal for students who have invested a large number of hours in another degree but wish to change academic goals.


The BGS Minor of the Month: Studies in Popular Culture

If you’re interested in the how trends in American Popular Culture are influenced by society, media and history, then consider a minor in Studies in Popular Culture.

An example of courses that may be taken for this minor include:

SOCI 3317: Popular Culture and Society: The content of popular culture, including movies, television, genre novels, popular music, fads and fashion, sports, contemporary folklore, festivals and celebrations, clothing and body decoration and related cultural material, is examined and analyzed for social significance. 

HIST 3368M: Popular Music and Social Movements in the 20th Century: The examination of music as both a reflection of historical trends and a tool of social change will illuminate the relationship between music, culture, politics, and protest movements in 20th-century American history. 

ENG 3326: American Drama On Film:
Masterpieces of American drama and the films which have been made from them. 


BGS Dean's List Students (Click to view):

Spring 2013

Dean's ListJaime A. Baker
Antonial Barnes
Brandon M. Ewers
Kelly E. Gourluck
Thomas R. Whitlock


 For more information or to declare a General Studies major contact:

University College Advising Center
Office: Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC) 120, East Lobby
Phone: 512.245.2218
Fax: 512.245.8765
E-mail: ucadvising@txstate.edu