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Degree Requirements

As part of University of the Cumberlands' Bachelor's in General Studies degree online requirements, each student must complete at least 120 semester hours. 

Students will complete 27 credit hours through the General Studies core and concentration requirements:

Required General Studies Courses: (12 hours)

Concentration (15 hours, 9 or more hours must be 300 or 400 level) Students will select one from the following emphases:

Option 1: Business
Courses with a BADM or BACC prefix

Option 2: Health and Fitness
Courses with a ESS, HESS, or HLTH prefix

Option 3: Behavioral Sciences
Courses with a COUN, HLTH, HSRV, CRJS, or PSYC prefix

Option 4: Education
Courses with a EDUC, ELEM, IECE, or SPED prefix

Option 5: Information Science and Technology
Courses with a ITSS, ITSC, ITSM, or ITSI prefix

Option 6: Media Studies
Courses with a COMM, JOUR, or IDC prefix

Option 7: Christian Studies
Courses with a MSMN prefix

Option 8: Humanities and Social Sciences
Courses with a HIST, ENGL, SPAN, THRT, MUSC, MUED, ART, POLS, or SOCI prefix

Option 9: STEM
Courses with a BIOL, PHYS, CHEM, or MATH prefix

Option 10: Healthcare
Courses with a NUR or AHS prefix



General Studies Minor Requirements (21 Credits)
PLAN 300 Professional Success Strategies (3)
Choose courses in the following area: 
1 lower level course from one emphasis group (3)
2 upper level courses from one emphasis group (6)

Choose credits in the following area: 
1 lower level course from a second emphasis group (3)
2 upper level courses from a second emphasis group (6)

Professional Studies Minor Requirements (21 Credits) 
PLAN 300 Professional Success Strategies (3)
BADM 402 Business Communications (3)
Choose Certification Credit Courses (15)

Students must complete 15 credit hours via certification credit, courses with built-in certifications, or professional studies approved courses. Nine of the certification credit hours must be at the 300 or 400 level. 

Courses with Certifications built-in include: BADM 333, BADM 334, BADM 430, BADM 433, BADM 435, BADM 451, BADM 455, COMM 334, BADM 431, BACC 231, COMM 141, COMM 242, COMM 343, COMM 363, COMM 430 and COMM 444

Courses that are Professional Studies Approved include: BADM 331, BADM 339, BADM 401, BADM 439, COMM 130, COMM 230, ENGL 133, ITSC 431, ITSS 130, ITSS 230, ITSS 232, POLS 233, POLS 239, PSYC 338 and SPAN 134

General Education Requirements

For a full list of course offerings, visit our Academic Catalog page.