General Studies Major: Bachelor of Science

Core Curriculum Requirements

60 Hours

All baccalaureate programs at North Georgia have as a requirement the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours comprising the six areas of the core curriculum. A complete description of Areas A-E of the core curriculum can be found in Core Curriculum section. Individual degree programs may specify exceptions and/or particular courses which must be taken within each Area A-E of the core curriculum. Those exceptions and/or course requirements and Area F of the core curriculum are shown below.

Area A

no exceptions

Area B

no exceptions

Area C

no exceptions

Area D

no exceptions

Area E

no exceptions.

Area F: Courses Related To The Area Of Study

18 hours

Students must complete 18 hours of 1000-2000 level coursework in support of their chosen focus groups


Major Area

Focus Groups (45 hours)

Students must complete 15 hours of 3000-4000 level coursework in each of three focus groups.

Students must maintain at 2.0 GPA in each focus group, a 2.0 overall university GPA, at least 6 hours of each focus group must be taken at North Georgia and no more than 9 hours of "D" grades can be used in meeting their major requirements.

Students may choose from the following list of focus groups:

1. Fine and Performing Arts: Art, Communication, Music and Theater

2. Natural Sciences: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geography, Geology and Physics

3. Social Sciences: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology

4. Business: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing

5. Mission Related: International, Leadership and Military Science

6. Humanities: English, History, Journalism, Modern Languages and Philosophy

7. Mathematics/Computers: Mathematics and Computer Science

8. Pre-Professional Programs: Athletic Training, Nursing, Physical Education and Teacher Education

Capstone Course (3 hours)

GSTU 4000 General Studies Seminar ( 3 hours)

Electives (15 hours)

15 credit hours to bring the total number of credit hours to at least 120 hours.

Military Science requirement (for military students)

U.S. & Georgia Constitution and History requirements

Regents' Skills Test or exemption (must be taken during the first semester)