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Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) in Integrative Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies degree program offers the Integrative Studies major. This is a university-wide program leading to the Bachelor of General Studies degree, commonly called BGS. This program leverages the breadth of course offerings at UCF and the talented and experienced professional academic advisors within the College of Undergraduate Studies — Interdisciplinary Studies — to develop a meaningful path to graduation for students who may come to this program with a range of previous majors, accumulated credits, and curricular interests. The BGS degree in Integrative Studies is available for completion as a UCF Online program.

Program Highlights

Credit Hour Minimum
Credit Hours Upper-Level
Core Courses in the Major

The Integrative Studies curriculum is self-designed by students seeking maximum flexibility in earning their baccalaureate degree on the path to, or advancement within, their desired career.  Students must successfully complete the required two Core courses in the major and overall degree requirements.

In an effort to ensure that students demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the course material and learning objectives of this academic program, only grades of “C” (2.0) or higher may be used to satisfy Core requirements.

Program Structure:

Core (6 credit hours) – LDR 3115 Contemporary Issues in Leadership (may be taken after completion of ENC 1102) and IDS 4939 Senior Seminar – General Studies Capstone (may only be taken in graduating semester)

This degree may be completed as a campus-based program or through UCF Online.

Research is strongly encouraged as a vehicle for discovery and application of classroom knowledge to the lab and field.  Learn more through the Office of Undergraduate Research

Students in the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree program with an Integrative Studies major are encouraged to engage in undergraduate research, internships, and service-learning opportunities that provide them with hands-on experience in their chosen field of study. These opportunities are often with future employers and community organizations that encourage student involvement and often serve to connect graduates with their first job out of college.

Students who earn this degree should carefully incorporate a mix of academic and experiential preparation to effectively transition into their desired career upon graduation. In addition, students may also pursue an advanced degree in related areas.