Outer WrapperAbout The Program College of Arts and Sciences General Studies Request InformationSchedule a Visit Apply Now Northern's General Studies degree 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. Flexible 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 AA degree is available on the NSU campus, online and in Huron, S.D. Convenient 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 program details, please contact the BGS academic advisor at 605-626-7900. Scholarships Arts and Sciences Scholarships NSU Scholarships Courses General Studies (BGS) Course Requirements General Studies (AA) Course Requirements Contact Information For more information about this degree contact Jani Kovach or call 605-626-2267. Plans of Study General Studies (BGS) Plan of Study General Studies (AA) Plan of Study Our Faculty Jani Kovach Department Art College of Arts and Sciences History and Social Sciences Music School of Fine Arts Theater Programs Art (Fine) Art (Graphic Design) Art Education Criminal Justice Criminal Justice (online) Digital Media (AS) Digital Media (BFA) General Studies Government History History Education Music Music Education Music Education Master (Online) Musical Theater Pre-Law Pre-Social Work Sociology Studio Art Ms. Kovach joined NSU in 2018 as a professional academic advisor. She has worked in various areas within higher education since 2006, and found her greatest bliss helping students find their academic niche and succeed. Ms. Kovach earned a B.A. in forensic and biological anthropology and an M.S. in leadership for higher education. She has presented her research on peer mentorship, student retention, and first-year initiatives at the international ACPA conference, and has served in leadership roles within a number of professional organizations.