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College of Arts and Sciences


Dr. C. G. "Tino" Mendez, Dean
Technology Center 358
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2601
Fax: 605-626-2635


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Bachelor of General Studies Program

​Northern's Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) 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.





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 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



Fine Arts


Social Science

Science, Engineering and Mathematics




To pursue a BGS degree, you must have a 2.0 GPA.


Please see Bachelor of General Studies in the NSU Catalog for program details.