Design Your Own Bachelor’s Degree Online

Degree:  Bachelor of General Studies
Department: Academic and Career Services
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Credit Hours: 120 Credit Hours
Delivery Format: Online

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Create a degree as unique as you are through the Bachelor of General Studies. This flexible program allows you to customize your own bachelor’s degree with guidance from an academic advisor. The program is highly compatible with your transfer credits to help you reach your bachelor’s degree sooner and gain a competitive edge against other graduates in the field.

The Bachelor of General Studies opens doors to diverse career paths, depending on the areas of study you may select one of two options:  

Option 1: Choose three out of the following four possible distribution areas* (15 credit hours in each area):

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

Option 2: Choose to specialize in one distribution area* from the above list (30 credit hours), with one complementing distribution area (15 credit hours).

*Areas of study may vary.  Please check with the BGS Adviser.

Graduates of this degree are open to pursue many different career fields, including: business, finance, family studies, history, interior design, multimedia, psychology, and social work.

For complete program information and curriculum, view the Undergraduate catalog.


How do I get started?

  1. Request information about the program to learn more.
  2. Apply to the program.
  3. Contact UNK eCampus with any questions:

    University of Nebraska at Kearney - eCampus
    Phone: 308-865-8927
    Email: ecampus@unk.edu 
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