The degree of Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) will be awarded to continuing studies students who satisfy the following conditions:
Approval of candidacy for a degree from the admission committee after submission of an application for admission. A person must be admitted before accumulating 30 semester hours transfer hours included toward a degree.
Successful completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours with an average grade of “C” 2.0 for all Drury work. Student must notify the university of intent to graduate by the first week of the semester of graduation.
This major is completed in one of the two following ways:
Technical Degree Transfer: The BGS candidate may transfer a completed two year technical degree to Drury from a state approved post secondary technical program or from a career oriented program that is approved by Drury University. The completed technical degree is recognized as constituting a complete and individualized major. As such, it satisfies the requirement for the major in general studies.
Completion of an Individualized General Studies Program: The student, together with the academic advisor, will tailor an individualized, integrated program of study from one of the three fields of knowledge: Humanities and Fine Arts; Science and Mathematics; or Social Sciences. A formal declaration of the general studies major must be completed prior to the student’s enrolling in the 95th semester hour. The program of study shall include a minimum of 30 undergraduate credit hours in the selected field of knowledge. Declaration of the general studies major requires completion of a core requirement sheet.
Successful completion of an interdisciplinary three hour seminar with a focused individual project or topic. Candidates for the BGS may transfer credits to Drury University according to the following guidelines: Students may present transfer courses from an accredited college or university. The transfer of an applicable associate degree will result in junior standing. Applicable courses with grades of “C” or better will be accepted. Credits expressed in course units or quarter hours will be equated to semester hours for transfer. Transfer of a two:year technical degree program from a state:approved post:secondary technical program or from a career:oriented program which has been approved by Drury University will result in junior standing only in the BGS program. Technical courses are accepted only when part of a completed two:year degree. Courses that are not technical in nature, but may be offered at technical colleges, will be evaluated. Those determined to be equivalent to Drury offerings will be accepted if grades are “C” or better. The university expects all candidates for degrees to be present at the commencement exercises. No student who has any unsettled accounts with the university will be graduated.