Bachelor of Science in General Studies

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The BSGS requires the completion of a total of 120 credit hours of study, 60 of which are at the upper level (junior and senior years).

All BSGS students must complete GST 499, a capstone Summary Project integrating their coursework and demonstrating their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Summary Project

The BSGS Summary Project (GST 499) is the capstone course for the BSGS degree. It is designed so that students can demonstrate their ability to size up a significant issue by researching the facts carefully, summarizing the key components and consequences of the issue, assessing both the strengths and weaknesses of different perspectives pertaining to the issue, and using the results of this effort to articulate an intelligent, well-supported opinion.

BSGS Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Exhibit a wide breadth of knowledge in areas such as history, humanities, civilization, mathematics, physics, literature, government, sociology, and information technology
  • Demonstrate useful skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis, writing, and communications that are critical to operating in various working environments and organizations
  • Demonstrate knowledge in computer science and information technology and apply it to work as activities and individual endeavors
  • Utilize such knowledge on a day to day basis, at work, and in future academic pursuits
  • Pave a solid knowledge foundation and advance to higher levels of study in disciplines such as management, social science, and cross-disciplinary studies.
Last updated Dec 2019

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The University of Management and Technology (UMT) was established in Arlington, Virginia in January 1998. UMT is chartered by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) and accredited b ... Read More

The University of Management and Technology (UMT) was established in Arlington, Virginia in January 1998. UMT is chartered by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) and accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). UMT's degree programs in project management are also accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI). UMT is an institutional member of the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and a Global Registered Education Provider of PMI. Read less