Brent Tippen
2013 Young Alumnus of the Year

Brent Tippen
Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication, 2004
Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, California
Global External Communications Advisor/ Company Spokesman

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Steve Webre, Interim Associate Dean and

2014 recipient of the Individual Achievement in the Humanities Award,

presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities


Buddy Davis
2013 Alumnus of the Year

O. K. "Buddy" Davis
B.A., 1969, Louisiana Polytechnic Institute 
Executive Sports Editor, Ruston Daily Leader

General Studies

Bachelor of General Studies Degree

College of Liberal Arts
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, Louisiana


General Education Requirements

The GER courses are similar campus-wide. Students pursuing the BGS degree are required to take the following courses to meet GER mandates:

English 101 and 102 --------------------------------------------6 hrs.
Math 100/101 and 125 ------------------------------------------6 hrs.
Computer literacy ------------------------------------------------3 hrs.
Natural sciences (both biological
and physical sciences,including
an approved six-hour sequence
in one area) -----------------------------------------------------9 hrs.
Arts appreciation (ART 290, KINE
280, MUGN 290, or SPTH 290) ---------------------------------3 hrs.
History 101, 102, 201, or 202 ---------------------------------3 hrs.
English 210, 211, or 212 ---------------------------------------3 hrs.
Speech 377 -----------------------------------------------------3 hrs.
Humanities elective --------------------------------------------3 hrs.
Social Sciences (choice of
sociology, psychology, geography,
political science, economics,
and/or anthropology; at least two
disciplines) -----------------------------------------------------9 hrs.

TOTAL ---------------------------------------------------------48 hrs. 

General Studies Program Coordinator
Ms. Christine Strebeck
General Studies Program Advisor
Mr. Anthony Goodwin
Louisiana Tech University
College of Liberal Arts
GTM Hall, Office #256/258
P. O. Box 3044 Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318.257.2707
Fax: 318.357.3888