Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.)


The Bachelor of General Studies Degree is a viable, broad based, interdisciplinary baccalaureate degree awarded by NIU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Curriculum crosses a wide array of disciplines; the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences & Math, and Humanities. The BGS is offered on the main campus (DeKalb) where most students take 12-15 hours a semester and complete this degree in a rather traditional format. Yet we also offer this degree in additional formats. This would include courses delivered completely online, blended online, and traditional face to face. In recent years the majority of courses fall into the “online” format or “blended” that require some face to face meetings. We still try to offer some face to face options primarily at our off campus locations but those have been quite limited.