Why should I consider a Bachelor of General Studies degree?
There are many reasons why students select the Bachelor of General Studies major; frequently students are interested in several majors and want a Liberal Arts experience by studying more than one discipline.
How many credits are needed to earn a Bachelor of General Studies degree at the University of Nevada, Reno?
You are required to complete a minimum of 120 credits to complete the degree.
What other requirements are there for this major?
Students must complete requirements in the following categories: 1) core curriculum and general studies; (2) thematic cluster; and (3) 42 upper division credits.
What is a thematic cluster?
The thematic cluster provides students with the opportunity to create a major focus by using courses from either two different colleges OR one college and three departments within that college. Read more about thematic clusters.
Can core classes be used in my thematic cluster?
No, you cannot use core classes in your thematic cluster. Core classes are used to satisfy the Core Curriculum. (Exception: You may use capstone courses in your cluster.)
Can I use transfer credits towards my Bachelor of General Studies degree?
Yes, you should make an appointment to review how transfer credits can be used within the Bachelor of General Studies program.
What career opportunities are available when you graduate with this major?
Bachelor of General Studies and other Liberal Arts graduates have found positions in government, banking, retail, hospitality and the insurance industry.
I am a returning adult learner with many years of work experience; does the University of Nevada, Reno offer college credit for life or work experiences?
Sorry, but the University does not offer college credit for life or work experience.
Can I complete the Bachelor of General Studies degree online?
Possibly, you will need to make an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss this possibility. The University does offer courses online.