Program Descriptions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of General Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) degree program could be the chance you have been waiting for to finish your college degree. The program is tailored to the needs of adult returning students whose personal and work obligations preclude their enrolling as full-time day students on the DeKalb campus. The courses are taught by Northern Illinois University professors during the evenings and weekends at the NIU regional campuses located in Rockford, Naperville, and Hoffman Estates as well as partner community colleges in the northern and western suburbs of Chicago and the Rockford area.

The B.G.S. degree offers courses delivered in the traditional face-to-face classroom setting and a blended format of face-to-face and online instruction. Its varied curriculum in humanities, social studies and science assures a broad-based education that includes critical thinking and communication skills, cultural awareness, and ethical values that employers value.

The B.G.S. harnesses technology for challenging and rewarding education whether you're preparing to enter the job market, changing careers, or seeking personal development.