The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) online Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies makes higher education possible for the busiest of students. You can tailor the program to fit your schedule, which was especially helpful for UNO alumna Shanna Wright.
Wright lives and works in Norfolk, Nebraska, and as the mother of five children, she needed a flexible program that would allow her children to be right alongside while she earned her degree.
“It was something I think that really let them know that no matter where they were in life and no matter how their life kind of panned out, they could always make a decision to obtain an education,” Wright said.
Wright heard about the program from Gina Clyde, a fellow Norfolk resident who had just completed her degree at UNO.
A big draw for Wright was the combination of affordability and prestige, with the program being ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the No. 16 online bachelor’s degree program in the country in 2018.
With her degree in hand, new opportunities have opened almost immediately.
“At every step along the way, doors have opened. I've had opportunities I never would have had if I hadn't pursued it. I've met people I never would have met if I would not have pursued it, and I think I set a really good example for my children as well, and I think that's important and will pay off for future generations.”
The ease of applying and transferring her credits from Northeast Community College was another factor that led her to push forward. The very first person she talked to at UNO was an advisor.
“I feel like they really cared about making sure they got as many credits to transfer over as possible,” she said. “They set a clear path for me.”
“It's so important because it's really intimidating, going through education, because at each step of the way, you don't know, well, can I actually do this, will it make sense, and there's a lot of unknowns.”
All in all, it was an experience she would not trade for anything.
“I'm very proud to be a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.”