Design Your Degree, Design Your Future
Designed especially for adults, the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies (BMS) is a flexible, individualized degree program. Awarded to over 23,000 students since 1951, the BMS is ideal for adults seeking degree completion or pursuing a college degree for the first time. The adaptable nature of the BMS provides opportunities for students to design a personalized degree tailored to meet individual career goals, satisfy personal aspirations, or prepare for graduate study. The BMS is available fully online and nationally ranked among the top 25 online bachelor’s degrees.
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The Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies Degree Program
- Choose from over fifty areas of concentration under our Concentration Required program, or design your own program by selecting three different areas of emphasis under our Concentration Not Required program.
- We maintain our origins as a military/veteran-friendly degree and grant credit for your military experience and education.
- We offer professional, personalized academic advising on campus and over the phone.
- We accept most transfer credit from accredited colleges and universities.
Recognizing Your Individual Needs
We recognize that the lives of BMS 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 BMS 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.