Bachelor of General Studies with a Major in General Studies

Required: 120 credits (30 of which must be from UND and 36 of which must be numbered 300 and above) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. A curriculum approved by the College of Arts & Sciences in conjunction with the Academic Advisor.

The BGS may not be paired with any other major or degree, but may be paired with a minor(s) or certificate(s).

Optional Sub-Plan



  • Successful completion of an accredited Histotechnician or Histotechnologist program is a pre-requisite for this sub-plan.
  • Some courses in the sub-plan may require additional pre-requisite coursework; students are encouraged to work closely with their advisor in selection of and preparation for sub-plan courses.

Foundations Courses - All Required

LEAD 101Learning Leadership3
HT 360Histopathology Laboratory Theory3
MLS 339Introduction to Evidence Based Practice3
PHE 101Introduction to Public Health3
PHE 301Principles and Foundation of Health Education3

Science Core Courses - At Least 12 Credits Required*

Note:   It is recommended that a total of at least 30 science credits be completed between all pre-requisite, transfer, and degree coursework.

BIMD 202Introduction to Medical Microbiology Lecture3
BIMD 220Human Anatomy Physiology I3
BIMD 221Human Anatomy Physiology II3
BIMD 301Biochemistry3
BIOL 150General Biology I3
BIOL 150LGeneral Biology I Laboratory1
BIOL 151General Biology II3
BIOL 151LGeneral Biology II Laboratory1
BIOL 315Genetics3
BIOL 369Histology2
BIOL 341Cell Biology3
BIOL 410Molecular Biology Techniques4
CHEM 121General Chemistry I3
CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 122General Chemistry II3
CHEM 122LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHEM 333Analytical Chemistry3
CHEM 340Survey of Organic Chemistry4
CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I3
MLS 226Introduction to Clinical Immunology Molecular Diagnostics3

*Other advisor-approved science courses may be accepted.

Communications - 1 Course Required

COMM 212Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 360Communicating Science3
COMM 374Principles of Strategic Communication3
COMM 380Health Communication3
COMM 401Organizational Communication3
IDS 280Interdisciplinary Thinking and Writing3

Leadership - 1 Course Required

LEAD 400Advanced Leadership3
MGMT 300Principles of Management3
PSYC 301Industrial and Organizational Psychology3

Diversity - 1 Course Required

COMM 402Intercultural/International Communication3
COUN 250Dialogue on U.S. Diversity3
IS 3113
PSYC 365Psychology of Women and Gender3
PSYC 421Diversity Psychology3
SOC 250Diversity in American Society3
WGS 200Introduction to Gender Studies3
WGS 225The Study of Women3

Quantitative Reasoning - 1 Course Required

BIOL 470Biostatistics4
MATH 321Applied Statistical Methods3
PHE 306Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
PSYC 241Introduction to Statistics4
SOC 326Sociological Statistics3