About The Program
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 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
- Allied Health
- Fine Arts
- Social Science
- Science, Engineering and Mathematics
For details about this online or on campus program, please contact the BGS academic advisor at 605-626-7900.
“When my mom came to the U.S. from Somalia, she met a friend, and his son came to Aberdeen and went to Northern. He called me and said, ‘You should come to Northern.’ I went one year to Upward Bound, and then decided this is the perfect place. I’m involved in TRIO and the International Student Club, and I’m an orientation leader. Next semester I’m making my own club, called the Multicultural Student Union. Right now with my summer job on campus, my biggest goal is to create that club. I wanted to be active on campus to manage my time and to get experience. My dream is to become a president for my home country. I want to help my country, since in Somalia it’s hard to get a good education. So if I learn here, I can teach them what I learned so I can help the community. Coming from Mogadishu, Aberdeen is kind of small to me, but people are very kind. It’s a cool place and Northern is the best choice for me.” – Abdulahi (Ab) Ali #beNORTHERN #unleashYOURpotential #NorthernStateU
For more information about the General Studies (BGS) course, offered on campus and online, call 605-626-2267.
For more information about the General Studies (A.A.) course, offered on campus and online, contact Madia Droppers or call 605-626-3369. Or, contact NSU Admissions at 605-626-2544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.