Bachelor of General Studies
Explore your interests and expand your knowledge. Examine a topic from a range of academic perspectives by integrating coursework from several different subject areas. You may choose from one of UConn’s BGS Theme options.
To complete a theme, review the approved theme course list and select five upper division courses (2000 level or above) from at least three different academic departments.
Arts and Humanities
Deepen your appreciation of the artistic, cultural, and historical process of civilization. Select courses from, history, philosophy, music, drama, English and other related disciplines.
Diversity and Multiculturalism
Explore the ideas, history, values, and creative expressions of diverse groups. Draw from academic disciplines that focus on race, age, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual identities, political systems, or religious traditions.
Health and Society
Probe health issues from the community and the science perspectives by examining the numerous factors that influence health and illness within society. Choose courses from allied health, anthropology, chemistry, biology, occupational safety and health, family studies, sociology, and other related disciplines.
Examine key issues relevant to areas of Human Services (including mental health, family services, employee assistance programs, or counseling) by drawing from psychology, sociology, women’s studies, family studies, and other disciplines.
Expand your global perspective by choosing courses from anthropology, economics, literature, history, political science, human rights, and other related disciplines.
Public and Community Engagement
Better understand the strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities that are part of any community through study in history, urban studies, political science, sociology, and other related disciplines.
Consider how individuals, groups, institutions, and societies influence one another and the natural environment through studies in anthropology, political science, sociology, economics, and other related disciplines.
Society and Justice
Examine how the concept of justice relates to individuals and social institutions through coursework from a wide variety of disciplines including history, political science, sociology, urban studies, and human development and family studies.