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Online Bachelor of General Studies with a concentration Social Sciences

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Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

Turn Your College Credits into a Bachelor's Degree.

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LSUA’s Online Bachelor of General Studies with a concentration in Social Sciences is offered in conjunction with LSU Online and LSUA’s Psychology Department of the College of Arts and Sciences. The program is designed for students looking to complete their degree who have already obtained a broad range of credits. Graduates will be well-equipped to enter a variety of fields by mastering skills in a diverse course offering. Some common career paths with a BGS are; event planners, public relations, technical writer, executive assistant, and many more.

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

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Transfer up to 75% of previous credits.

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Cost

The final cost of this program is determined after all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BGS with a concentration in Social Sciences program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits.

Total credit hours for program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $291

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,730

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits, and no financial aid: $34,920

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.

Course Listings

General Education (39 hours)

  • General English | Credit hours: 6
  • General Education Social Sciences | Credit hours: 6
  • General Education Math | Credit hours: 6
  • General Education Natural Sciences | Credit hours: 9
  • General Education Communication Studies | Credit hours: 3
  • General Education History | Credit hours: 3
  • General Education Humanities | Credit hours: 3
  • General Education Fine Arts | Credit hours: 3

Concentration Curriculum (27 hours)

Can be any 27 credit hours of Social Science (CJUS, POLI, PSYC, SOCL, SOWK)

Enrichment Blocks (24 hours)

Students must select two of the Enrichment Blocks listed below and earn twelve hours in each block. These hours cannot include hours in any discipline that would be included in the Area of Concentration. LSUA accepts transfer credits for Enrichment Blocks. As your Enrollment Concierge for more details.

  • Business Administration: Accounting, Business, Business Law, Economics–except ECON 2010 and ECON 2020–, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Disaster Science and Emergency Management
  • Humanities (English, History, Philosophy, Religion, Communication Studies, French, Interpretation, Spanish)
  • Psychology
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences: Anthropology, ECON 2010 and ECON 2020, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology

Free Electives (30 hours)

Admission Requirements

For university acceptance, first-time freshmen must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete high school Core curriculum for college readiness in place at time of high school graduation AND
  • Not be required to take more than one developmental course AND
  • Have a high school grade point average of at least 2.0 AND
  • Meet one of the following:
    • Have an ACT composite of 20 or higher OR
    • Have a high school Core grade point average of at least 2.0

Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • Have earned a transferable associate degree or higher OR
  • Have earned at least 18 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 OR
  • Have earned from a community college at least 12 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 OR
  • If the above are not met, meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution
Career Opportunities
  • Community Worker
  • Government Worker
  • Job Developer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

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