2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 12, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Integrative General Studies (B.G.S.)


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College of Undergraduate Studies
Office of Interdisciplinary Studies,
Trevor Colbourn Hall, Suite 239

Email: bigs@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-0144

https://undergrad.ucf.edu/ids/programs/bigs/

The Bachelor of Integrative General Studies offers a flexible and self-designed curriculum to degree-seeking students. The program allows students to draw on their multidisciplinary course work to refine and demonstrate their attainment of six learning outcomes that are in high demand.

  • understanding of common human themes, awareness of diverse cultures, and understanding of the cultural, historical, economic, and social implications of learning experiences
  • accomplishments as successful writers, speakers, and producers of digital materials in the academic, civic, and professional worlds
  • understanding of scientific methods and ability to apply them to challenges facing society
  • capacity as well-informed citizens who can reason and can apply analytical, statistical, and computational methods to the challenges of a globally-diverse and technologically rich environment
  • ability to assess and decipher information in a world full of conflicting sources
  • understanding of leadership skills, including decision-making, collaboration, and problem-solving.

Students must complete all University-wide graduation requirements (general education, foreign language, Gordon Rule, etc.), some options for which are not available via online courses. For more information, see http://online.ucf.edu/.

Admission Requirements

  • Approval by College of Undergraduate Studies and Knights Student Success Center
  • Completion of 75 or more credit hours

Degree Requirements

  • Students must declare the BIGS major prior to filing their intent to graduate.
  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each core course.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.
  • Students in this program are not eligible for a double degree or double major.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)


  • None

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (48 Credit Hours)


Capstone Requirements


Electives


  • Select primarily from upper level courses, with an Integrative General Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies adviser’s approval
  • Students are encouraged to choose high-impact and signature courses, such as internships, undergraduate research, service-learning, and study abroad, where possible

Foreign Language Requirements Admissions


  • Two years high school, or one year college language (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.

Graduation


  • None

Minor


  • None required.  

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • A grade of “C” or above (2.0) is required for each course in the core.
  • Computer Competency met by completing this major.


University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule requirement, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Honors In Major


  • None

Additional Information


Certificates


  • None

Related Minors


  • All UCF minors

Advising Notes


  • None

Transfer Notes


  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses


  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts


  • Program Academic Learning Compacts (student learning outcomes) for undergraduate programs are located at: http://www.oeas.ucf.edu/alc/academic_learning_compacts.htm

Plan of Study


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