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

Why General Studies?

General Studies is a degree program for undergraduate students interested in a broad-based Liberal Arts education. In addition to the General Studies On-Campus degree, we now offer a General Studies Online degree.

While each BGS major must meet the same general requirements and grade point expectations, the degree plan is somewhat individualized and flexible, taking into account a student's interests, needs, and goals. The Bachelor of General Studies degree requires a minimum of 123 semester hours.

Click here for Information about General Studies On-Campus
Click here for Information about General Studies Online

Please contact the Coordinator of General Studies for more specific details.

For More Information

To find the plan that fits your needs, bring or send an unofficial transcript to the program coordinator. This transcript evaluation is not an immediate process, so please submit your transcript well in advance of when you need to be advised. If you are planning to use transfer hours, you are responsible for bringing course descriptions from the transfer university. The program coordinator appreciates at least two weeks' advance notice of a transcript evaluation. Because the advising period near the end of the quarter is extraordinarily busy, students who wait until that time to seek a transcript evaluation and a major change may not be able to be accommodated until General Registration of the next quarter. Therefore, please contact the coordinator in adequate time.

Students preparing for a master's program are encouraged to contact the graduate school they wish to attend to ensure that appropriate foundation work is included, where possible, in the plan of study leading to the BGS degree.

The preceding information is applicable to the both the On-campus and the Online General Studies degree programs at the main Tech campus.

If you are military personnel interested in the online degree, or if you are interested in attending classes at Tech Barksdale, please contact Mr. Monte Parker (email or Ms. Glenda Maddox (email or phone 318-456-5008.

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: 318.257.3888