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Division of Continuing Studies

Bachelor of General Studies

Degree Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree, you are required to :

  • Earn 120 semester hours;
  • 24 of the last 48 semester hours must be earned from UNO courses;
  • 30 hours must be upper level courses numbered 3000-4000, including nine hours from UNO in your area of concentration; and
  • Maintain at least a 2.00 grade point average.

There are two options for pursuing the BGS degree.

OPTION I generally requires a 30-credit area of concentration and two secondary fields of 12 credits each.

OPTION II requires three areas of emphasis of 15 credits each.

Both options share a common core of general education courses.

The general education core includes nine hours of English composition and writing, intermediate algebra, public speaking, eight hours of natural and physical sciences, nine hours of humanities and fine arts, and 9 hours of social and behavioral sciences.

Six hours of cultural diversity requirements include three hours in U.S. Diversity and three hours of Global Diversity.

For more detailed information contact a DCS academic advisor at (402) 554.2370.