Humanities, BGS

Bachelor of General Studies Degree with a Concentration in Humanities

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 120
  • $259.00
  • $396.00

Program Overview

The online Bachelor of General Studies degree (BGS) with an area of concentration in Humanities allows you to customize your own bachelor's degree with guidance from an academic adviser. 

Why you should choose this program:

  • You gain the skills that employers need, including knowledge in the area of humanities with a concentration in English, journalism or speech.
  • The program is structured to accept nontraditional credit, making use of your time and money.
  • It is designed to be flexible to fit your career goals.
  • There are many opportunities for networking.

Career Outlook: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, workers who have a bachelor's degree earn about $24,000 more per year than high school graduates. Earning a bachelor's degree can help you earn more money and prepare for a better future.

Earning a bachelor's degree goes beyond increased earning potential:

  • Set yourself up for career advancement
  • Expand your career opportunities
  • Lessen the chance of facing unemployment
  • Renew your focus on self-enhancement 

More about the Bachelor of General Studies offered by the University of Nebraska at Kearney:

The Bachelor of General Studies opens doors to diverse career paths depending on the area of study you select. This unique program offers flexible options for students wishing to complete a bachelor's degree online. 

Option 1: Students choose three out of the following four concentration areas (completing 15 credit hours in each area)

  • Fine Arts: Art History, Music
  • Humanities: English, Journalism, Speech
  • Social Sciences: Psychology, History, Sociology
  • Professional Studies: Management, Marketing, Accounting, Family Studies, Interior Design, Physical Education, Social Work

Option 2: Students choose to specialize in one concentration area above (30 credit hours) and a complementary concentration area (15 credit hours) as listed above

Request to speak with an adviser to determine the best fit for your educational goals.

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A high school diploma

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

Courses You’ll Take

Course Information

Students must take 27 credit hours in the following areas: English 101, aesthetics, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, analytical and quantitative thought and wellness. Each area has a credit hour minimum and maximum. Contact an adviser for more information.

Electives are unrestricted. As 6 credit hour of the concentration requirements may overlap with the General Studies Program, the total unrestricted electives may be 30-34 hours. 

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

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 optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.