General Education Required Courses: 57-66 credits
1. English Composition: 3-6 credits
Candidates must complete English 105 and 106 within their first two semesters in residence. However, students with an acceptable score on the English placement test will be exempt from 105 and may enroll directly in English 106.
2. Foreign Languages: 3-9 credits
Candidates must earn at least 3 credits in a foreign language at the 200 level or higher.
3. Mathematics and Computer Information Systems: 9 credits
Math 101 or an acceptable score on the math placement test is required. In addition, students must take either Math 103 (finite mathematics) or a math course approved by the advisor. CIS 150 or an approved equivalent is also mandatory.
4. History and Social Sciences: 15 credits
Degree candidates must earn 6 credits in a two-semester history survey sequence. In addition, students must earn 9 credits in at least two of the following disciplines: anthropology; communication; economics; geography; politics and public affairs; psychology; or sociology.
5. Natural Sciences: 6 credits
Candidates may fulfill the Natural Sciences requirement by taking 6 credits in one or more of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, geological sciences; environmental sciences; marine sciences, physics and physical sciences.
6. Humanities: 21 credits
Required courses are noted. Other listed courses are recommendations, but students may select alternative courses outlined in the Undergraduate Bulletin to fulfill the additional 9 credits in humanities.
*One of these six courses must be taken to meet the literature requirement
Interdisciplinary Courses: 15 credits
The interdisciplinary courses serve as the core of the BGS program. Designed to strengthen critical thinking and writing skills of the students, each course is taught by exceptional University of Miami faculty who are committed to the adult student. Each BGS candidate will take five interdisciplinary courses that will address each of the following categories:
Candidates for the BGS degree must earn a grade of “C” or higher in Interdisciplinary and Area of Concentration courses and maintaining a GPA of 2.5 to meet the requirement for BGS graduation.
Area of Concentration: 30 credits
Every candidate for a degree must select an area of concentration. The candidate designs an area of concentration that meets his/her professional and personal goals. The program must meet final approval with a selected faculty member and the director of the program. Students must earn grades of "C" or higher and maintain a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA in the selected area of concentration courses to receive graduation approval.
Electives: 15 credits
Students choose elective courses in consultation with their advisor to complete the 120-credit graduation requirement.