Name: Dr. Nikki Taylor, Chair
Phone: 713.313.7794
Email: taylorn@tsu.edu

Curriculum Summary

CURRICULUM SUMMARY FOR
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN GENERAL STUDIES

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 120

CORE CURRICULUM
(STANDARD)*

MAJOR
(GENERAL STUDIES)

SPECIALTY
REQUIREMENTS

OTHER
REQUIREMENTS

45 credits

27 credits

24 credits^

24 credits

ENG 131 (3)**

CS 117 (3)

See Advisor^

Electives (24 credits)

ENG 132 (3)

ECON 231 (3)

 

See Advisor

SC 135 or 136 (3)

MATH 134, 135, or 136 (3)

 

 

MATH 133 (3)

SOC 3xx (3)

 

 

BIOL 143 (4) or
CHEM 111, 131 (4)

GEOG 3xx or 4xx (6)

 

 

Natural Sciences*** (4)

HIST 3xx (6)

 

 

ENG 2xx (3)

ENG 3xx (3)

 

 

Visual Performing Arts &

 

 

 

Music (3)****

 

 

 

HIST 231 (3)

 

 

 

HIST 232 (3)

 

 

 

POLS 231 (3)

 

 

 

POLS 232 (3)

 

 

 

Social &

 

 

 

Behavioral

 

 

 

Sciences (3)*****

 

 

 

CS 116 (3)

 

 

 

FS 102 (1)^^

 

 

 

* Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.

** (N) represents the number of course credits.

***Select 4 SCH from University approved core curriculum in BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, or GEOL.

**** Select one of the following: THC 130, THC 231, MUSI 131, MUSI 239, ART 131 or ART 135.

***** Select one of the following: PSY 131, SOC 157, SOC 158, SOC 221, or SOC 238.

^ The specialty is a focus (concentration) area agreed upon by the student and advisor.  Fifteen (15) credits must be at the 300 and 400 level.  Courses may be taken in more than one department to fulfill the specialty.  Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in all major and specialty courses.

^^ Freshman Seminar is required for all new students as of Fall 2010.