The NSU Bachelor of General Studies online degree is an option if you've earned a number of credits, but wish to change your program of study.

Format: Online or On Campus


Northern's General Studies bachelor's degree, offered online and on campus, is an option for you if you've earned a significant number of credits toward a degree, but wish to change your program of study. To pursue a BGS degree, you must have a 2.0 GPA.


The BGS program is flexible - you might say it allows you to design your own degree. The program delivers the academic expertise required for a broad range of occupations, while allowing you to follow your passion.

The BGS allows you to tailor your program of study to fit a variety of interests.  
The General Studies A.A. degree is available on the NSU campus, online and in Huron, S.D.


The BGS is convenient for students who:

  • Are upperclassmen
  • Have taken time off from school
  • Are in the workforce and would like to enhance their professional opportunities with a degree
  • Wish to design a well-rounded, diverse, yet formal educational experience

Areas of emphasis

With the BGS, you can focus on three of any of the following 15-credit areas of emphasis:
  • Allied Health
  • Business
  • Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Science
  • Science, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Technology
  • Wellness

For details about this online or on campus program, please contact the BGS academic advisor at 605-626-7900.