Major Academic Plan for B.A. in General Studies

A Major Academic Plan (MAP) illustrates one way to complete a degree in a recommended number of semesters. Below is an example of an efficient and recommended plan, but actual plans will vary by individual student needs.  Program requirements are based on Catalog Year. 

MAP Grid
Course Subject and TitleCreditsMin Grade*Program Element**When OfferedPrerequisiteCo Requisite
First Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1101 3 C-GEF, S, SuAppropriate placement score 
GE Objective 3 3  GE Appropriate placement score 
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
GE Objective 5 w/ lab 4  GE  
Free Electives 2      
Semester Total15
Second Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1102 3 C-GEF, S, SuENGL 1101 or equivalent 
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
Free Electives 6      
Semester Total15
Third Semester
GE Objective 2: COMM 1101 3  GEF, S, Su  
GE Objective 5 3  GE   
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
GE Objective 7 or 8 3  GE   
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Fourth Semester
GE Objective 9 3  GE   
Upper Division Fine Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences 12  UM   
Semester Total15
Fifth Semester
Upper Division Fine Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences 8  UM   
Free Electives 7      
Semester Total15
Sixth Semester
Upper Division courses from Arts & Letters, Business, Education, Science & Engineering, or Health Sciences 9  UM   
Free Electives 6      
Semester Total15
Seventh Semester
Upper Division courses from Arts & Letters, Business, Education, Science & Engineering, or Health Sciences 11  UM   
Free Electives 4      
Semester Total15
Eighth Semester
Free Electives 15      
Semester Total15
Total120

MAP Credit Summary

MAP Credit SummaryCredits
Major40
General Education37
Electives to reach 120 credits43
Total120