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Division of Continuing Studies

A realistic opportunity for adult and

military students to earn a fully accredited

University of Nebraska at Omaha degree.

The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Degree is a flexible, individualized baccalaureate degree program designed especially for the adult learner.  Awarded to over 22,000 students since 1951, the BGS Degree is one of the nation’s oldest bachelor’s degrees for adult learners and is part of UNO’s longstanding, rich tradition of serving military and veteran students.  UNO’s online Bachelor of General Studies Degree was ranked #11 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report's 2013 Edition of Best Online Education Programs.  

A few highlights of the BGS Degree:

  • Classes are available online, on campus, or at off-campus locations, including Offutt Air Force Base.
  • Students can choose from over fifty areas of concentration to meet individual career goals or requirements, prepare for graduate study, or satisfy personal interests and aspirations.
  • The BGS Degree maintains its origins as a military/veteran-friendly degree and grants credit for military experience and education.
  • Professional, personalized academic advising services are available on campus and online.
  • Academic transfer credit from accredited postsecondary institutions is liberally accepted into the BGS Degree.