Available Online or On-Campus
The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Degree is a flexible, individualized degree program designed especially for adult, military, and transfer students. The multidisciplinary nature of our program provides opportunities to customize the degree to support your career goals, satisfy personal aspirations, or prepare for graduate study. Take classes online, on-campus, or at off-campus locations, including at Offutt Air Force Base.
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The Bachelor of General Studies Degree Program
- The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree is a fully accredited undergraduate degree. The BGS holds the same value as other degrees in liberal arts or sciences.
- Choose from over fifty areas of concentration under our Option I program, or design your own program by selecting three different areas of emphasis under our Option II program.
- We offer personalized academic advising on campus and online.
- We accept most transfer credit from accredited colleges and universities.
Recognizing Your Individual Needs
We recognize that the lives of BGS students are different than those of traditional undergraduates. Based on your individual needs—whether you’re a military professional or a busy parent—we will help you design a degree plan that fits your lifestyle.
The BGS program is one of the largest degree programs at UNO and has a rich history that dates back to the government’s Operation Bootstrap initiative in the late 1940s, which was designed to provide commissioned officers a chance to “lift themselves up by their bootstraps” by completing a degree in post-military life.