Bachelor of General Studies
"This program changed my life and taught me that no matter who you are, you can succeed and conquer your dreams." Luisa Kim, Class of 2014

A flexible degree designed for adults

The University of Miami Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Program is a customizable degree program for adult students that allows them to complete their education on their own terms and schedule.

BGS students have the unique opportunity to select upper-level coursework across academic disciplines to create an individualized area of concentration. This custom-designed course schedule provides broad exposure to multiple areas of study and furthers personal growth and professional development.


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Eligibility Requirements

US citizen or permanent resident

Graduated from high school at least four years ago

Cumulative GPA of 2.2 on all previous college work

Not enrolled in another University of Miami degree program

22 years of age or older

Must be pursuing first undergraduate degree

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Reduced Tuition Rates

The University of Miami offers BGS students an affordable, significantly reduced rate. Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is approximately one-third of the regular rate of undergraduate tuition.

Customize Your Curriculum

Instead of learning within the confines of a traditional college major, BGS students choose an area of concentration, which allows them to map out their own course of study based on personal and professional goals. The program's flexible design encourages creative thought and critical analysis and exposes students to a variety of social and scientific issues–the basis fora well-rounded education.

Flexible Classes

BGS students may attend day, evening, or weekend classes at the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus. Online classes are available as well, which have been developed for BGS students by the University of Miami's renowned faculty.

'Canes Access Granted

BGS students have access to all of the student success tools on the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus, including the Toppel Career Center, large alumni network, campus libraries and the Learning Commons. Students can receive help with enhancing their resumes, revising their writing assignments, connecting with local businesses, and exploring new career paths.

1:1 Advising

BGS advisors provide unique one-on-one coursework selection support and guidance, working with students to determine a feasible workload and realistic class schedule that ensures they earn credits in an efficient manner and within a timeframe that won't interfere with professional and family obligations.