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General Studies, BGS

Bachelor of General Studies

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
    120
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $264.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $489.00

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha

Get the same diploma as on campus students

This Bachelor of General studies (BGS) degree prepares adult students for academic advancement and professional careers.  Students receive a liberal arts education, highly valued in today's workplace for developing critical thinking and decision-making skills.The BGS degree emphasizes multidisciplinary study, providing the graduate with a versatile education background.  Students receive individual, personal guidance in developing their degree program.  BGS advisers specialize in the concerns of adults returning to a university-setting.Get a head start on your degree using what you have already learned. The BGS allows non-traditional credit for many workplace-training programs, military service schools, and more. Transfer credits are accepted from all colleges and universities accredited by a post-secondary regional association.

Get a head start on your degree using what you have already learned. The online Bachelor of General Studies degree program accepts transfer credit from all regionally accredited colleges and universities, as well as non-traditional credit from formal training experiences which have been evaluated and approved by specific agencies and committees.

This program has been ranked by US News and World Report for excellence in online education

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that enables maximum learning and because technology provides students with maximum access to education.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Taken the SAT or ACT

  2. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  3. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  4. Be at least 21 years old or active duty military personnel

  5. Have earned a high school diploma or GED

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admissions
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee
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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
August 1
Spring Semester
December 1
Summer Semester
June 1

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $264.00
  • Fees: $42.25
  • Total: $306.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $792.00
  • Fees: $126.75
  • Total: $918.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $489.00
  • Fees: $42.25
  • Total: $531.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1467.00
  • Fees: $126.75
  • Total: $1593.75

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What's it like to take a program online?

  • Quality learning experience

    The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

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