General Studies: English

General Studies: English
Hours33 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

This is a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program. Please contact the BGS office at 1-888-298-3137 or (801) 422-4351.
Have 30 hours of campus residency.
Complete a minimum of 10 hours in the emphasis after formal admission to the BGS program.
Thirty of the 120 hours including 15 hours in the emphasis must be 300-level or above courses.
Students must earn a minimum 2.0 BYU grade point average, a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and a minimum 2.0 emphasis grade point average.
The program must be completed in eight years or less.
All emphasis courses taken after admission to BGS must be BYU courses.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Prerequisite course (must be completed before taking any other courses, includes preparing academic plan which must be approved before proceeding):
requirement 2 Complete 3 options
Core courses:
requirement 3 Complete 15.0 hours from the following option(s)
Elective courses:
option 3.1 Complete up to 15.0 hours from the following course(s)
BYU 300- and 400-level campus courses (including Salt Lake Center classes) in English may also be used to fill emphasis electives. Only one additional general education Advanced Written and Oral Communication course (Engl 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, or 316) may be used to satisfy emphasis requirements.
requirement 4 Complete 1 course
As the last course in the emphasis, (section 101):
requirement 5 Complete 1 course
Complete a capstone experience (last course to be completed):
Program Outcomes

BGS Learning Outcomes - Aims of a BYU Education

Reflect on and describe how their coursework in the BGS program has contributed to the aims of a BYU education:

- Spiritually strengthening

- Character building

- Intellectually enlarging

- Preparing for lifelong learning and service.

Interpretive and Communicative Skills

English BGS graduates will develop and demonstrate critical reading strategies, professional writing expertise, and sophisticated analytical skills.

Interpretive and Communicative Contexts

English graduates will explore the development of literary traditions and genres as well as become familiar with the critical methodologies and scholarly conversations in the discipline; they will engage with these contexts in their written, oral, and visual work.

Interpretive and Communicative Ethics

English graduates will embrace literature as a source of wisdom, spiritual insight, and aesthetic pleasure; as a medium for encountering and reflecting upon the diversity of human experience; and as a guide for building relationships and discerning value.