Bachelor of General Studies

Get your degree by applying credits you've already earned.

If you have at least 60 credit hours of college-level coursework, you can complete your bachelor's degree at NIU. The time-tested Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) program is our oldest degree completion program. It features an interdisciplinary curriculum taught by accomplished faculty members. You'll also find it to be incredibly flexible and customizable. You can take courses full or part time, online or in the classroom, allowing you to balance work and family life while finishing your degree.

The B.G.S. curriculum is wide-ranging and adaptable to your interests and goals. You can choose classes from across the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the behavioral and social sciences; life, mathematical and physical sciences; and humanities.

Our varied curriculum in humanities, social studies and science assures a broad-based education that includes critical thinking and communication skills, cultural awareness and the ethical values that employers value.

The B.G.S. degree harnesses technology for challenging and rewarding education whether you're preparing to enter the job market, graduate or pre-professional schools or changing careers.

Contact Us

Judy Santacaterina
Director, BGS Program
Zulauf Hall 201
815-753-7961
jsantaca@niu.edu