April 2010: Michelle Limon
Name: Michelle Limon
Hometown: San Beniro, TX
Nominated by: Amy Beck: Academic Advisor, Supervisor, University College Advising Center
1. Why did you select BGS as your major?
There were so many reasons to why I chose BGS as my major. I started my college career not knowing what I wanted to do. I had so many interests and couldn't decide on just one. Than I found BGS which allowed me to bring all my interests together into one degree. BGS students are well rounded in three different fields of study, which gives them an advantage over students who's major concentrates on only one area, and thus results in more career options.
2. What are your three minors?
Health Care Administration, Business Administration, and Sociology
3. How did you select your minors?
It took me a while to decide what minors I wanted; I didn't want to pick just any three. I knew I wanted to be in the health care field but I also have an interest in business management so I needed to select minors that would help me further my education and career.
4. How does this major fit with your career goals?
I have decided to further my education by pursuing a Master's degree in Health Care Administration and with a BGS degree I feel that I am well prepared for it. In the future, I plan to work as an administrator in a Home Health or Nursing Home setting and eventually open my own home health care agency.
5. What advice do you have for students considering majoring in BGS?
Choosing BGS as my major was probably the best academic decision I made. I truly love this major, I wish I knew about it when I was a freshman so I wouldn't have wasted so much time in random classes! I talk about this major to everyone. BGS offers so many possibilities and opportunities. You have the freedom to choose what you want to study, but it's not an easy major and you will have to work hard to succeed. It is well worth it.
The BGS Minor of the Month: Sociology
A minor in Sociology consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours, including SOCI 1310. Twelve of the remaining 15 SOCI hours must be completed at the advanced (3000-4000) level.
An example of courses that may be taken for this minor include:
SOCI 1310 - Introduction to Sociology: A survey of the basic concepts in sociology including social organization, culture, socialization, groups, and human population leading to the development of a sociological perspective of human behavior. SOCI 1310 and SOCI 3300 may not both be counted for credit.
SOCI 3343 - Criminology: The various theories of crime, the cause of crime, areas of crime, treatment of criminals through the courts, punishment, reform, education, probation, and parole, and means of crime prevention.
SOCI 3350 - Men, Women, and Societies: This course examines the relations between male and female roles throughout the world, including the United States, Europe, and third world countries. Special attention is given to changes in these roles and the consequences of such changes for societies, including familial, marital, and sexual relationships.