Omaha – The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree program was ranked #24 out of 1,200 programs surveyed. The BGS features more than 50 areas of concentration, 12 of which can be completed entirely online. Other areas can be completed through a mixture of online and in-class coursework.
The flexible, multidisciplinary nature of the degree makes it attractive to online students; adult learners; transfer students; and military and veteran students.
In determining its rankings, U.S. News assessed UNO’s BGS program on four general categories: student engagement; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; and peer reputation. Detailed results are available at the U.S. News website.
Approximately 1,300 UNO students are currently pursuing a BGS degree.
All of UNO’s online students have full access to a team of professional academic advisors who provide guidance and support. Academic advising is available online, over the phone, and on campus.
As part of its online course offerings, UNO provides live streaming audio and video; recorded audio and video; mobile applications; and online labs.
UNO’s BGS degree was first offered in 1951; the program began offering distance education courses in 1997 and an entirely online degree in 2007.
All of UNO’s online bachelor’s and masters degree programs are co-marketed on University of Nebraska Online Worldwide, a university-wide distance education initiative that provides access to more than 100 online degree and certificate programs.
Prominent alumni earning a Bachelors of General Studies degree at UNO include the following:
- Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
- Former Senior Vice President of Motorola Leonard DeBarros
- U.S. Army General Johnnie Wilson
- United Way of the Midlands CEO Michael McLarney
- Singer Billy McGuigan
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