"The Bachelor of General Studies program enabled me to fulfill my dream of finishing my bachelor’s degree. I was able to take online courses on Saturdays while I worked full time and raised two teenagers."

Gennet Desta Wright, Program Graduate

Bachelor of General Studies Program

The University of Miami Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) program enables working professionals or adult students with personal obligations to complete a bachelor’s degree designed to support career goals and accommodate a busy lifestyle.

B.G.S. students have the unique opportunity to select upper-level coursework across academic disciplines to create an individualized area of concentration. The program also allows students to choose class times and formats to devise a flexible schedule. This custom-designed course schedule provides broad exposure to multiple areas of study and furthers personal growth and professional development.

The program is ideal for those who were previously unable to finish their bachelor’s degree, professionals who earned an associate degree but would like to augment their education to enhance their resumes and increase their potential, or adults with children or full-time jobs.

Earn your bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami

Combine daytime, evening, weekend, and online classes to suit your schedule

Design an area of concentration devised to support your academic goals

Gain professional skills with upper-level coursework as opposed to devoting time to prerequisites and mandatory courses

Enroll in a program that offers an affordable, reduced tuition rate*

*Based on the University's 2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Rate.

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At A Glance

Instead of learning within the confines of a traditional college major, B.G.S. students choose an area of concentration, which allows you to map out your own course of study based on personal and professional goals. The program's flexible design encourages creative thought and critical analysis while exposing students to various social and scientific issues.

Choose a blend of day, evening, or weekend and online courses, depending on your preference and availability. For more information, call 305-284-4000 to connect with an enrollment advisor.

Access all of the student success tools at the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus, including the Toppel Career Center, alumni network, campus libraries, and Learning Commons. Receive guidance to enhance your resume, revise your writing assignments, connect with local businesses, and explore new career paths.

B.G.S. advisors provide exceptional one-on-one coursework selection support and guidance, working with students to determine a feasible workload and realistic class schedule that ensures you efficiently earn credits and within a timeframe that will not interfere with personal or professional responsibilities.

To be eligible for the B.G.S. program, you must:
✓ Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
✓ Be pursuing your first undergraduate degree
✓ Be 22 years old or over and have completed high school at least four years ago
✓ Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.2 on all previous college work
✓ Not be enrolled in another school or college at the University of Miami

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

For more information, call 305-284-4000 to connect with an enrollment advisor.

Students who want to be considered for need-based financial aid must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit the Office of Financial Assistance website for more information or contact them at 305-284-5212.

This program is offered through the University of Miami Division of Continuing and International Education. The Division aims to empower people to reach their full potential through lifelong and lifewide learning. With more than 70 credit and non-credit programs available, the Division focuses on creating continuous learning experiences that transform individuals, organizations, and entire communities. For more information, visit dcie.miami.edu and connect with the Division on Facebook and Twitter.