Option I - Area of Concentration Option

Option I provides a 30-credit (minimum) area of concentration, supplemented by two secondary fields of 12 credits each. Under Option I, the discipline selected as the area of concentration will be specified on the UNO permanent record. Refer to the Primary Area of Concentration listing for areas of concentration. While most course selection is the decision of the student, the faculty of UNO departments or colleges may specify some area of concentration courses. The requirements for all areas of concentration may be obtained from a DCS academic adviser or accessed via the DCS Web site at chooseuno.com.

BGS Degree Offerings

Primary Area of Concentration

Allied Fields (Optional)

 

 

Art

None

Aviation Studies

FAA Certificate

Behavioral Health

None

Biology

None

Black Studies

None

Chemistry

None

Civic Leadership

None

Computer Science

None

Creative Writing

English

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Business, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology

Economics

Business, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology

Emergency Management

Engineering Physics

None

None

English

Black Studies, Communication (all),

Foreign Language (all), History, Library Science,

 

Native American Studies, Philosophy, Religion,

 

Theatre, Writer’s Workshop, Women’s Studies

 

Environmental Studies

Fire Service Management

None

None

French

None

General Administration

Economics, Political Science

(See special note)

 

General Science

None

Geography

None

Geology

None

German

None

Gerontology

Nursing, Social Work, Public Administration

Healthcare Administration

None

History

Art History, Economics, Geography

Literature (English), Literature (Foreign Language), Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology

 

Information Assurance

None

Information Technology

None

International Studies

None

Latino/Latin American Studies

None

Library Science

None

Management Information Systems

None

Mass Communication

Speech

Mathematics

None

Medicinal Chemistry

None

Music

None

Native American Studies

None

Nonprofit Administration

None

Organizational Studies

None

Philosophy

None

Physics

None

Political Science

Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics,

Geography, History, Sociology

 

Psychology

None

Recreation/Leisure Studies

None

Religion

Philosophy

Sociology

Anthropology, Economics, History,

Psychology, Religion

 

Spanish

None

Speech Communication

Broadcasting, Journalism

Theatre

None

Urban Studies

None

Women’s Studies

None

BGS Online Degree Offerings

Primary Area of Concentration

Allied Fields (Optional)

 Criminology and Criminal Justice  Business, Political Science, Psychology, Public Admnistration, Sociology

General Administration

Political Science (See special note)

Information Assurance

None

 Geography-Track One  None

Information Technology

None

Library Science (hybrid)

None

Management Information Systems

None

Nonprofit Administration

None

Option I Specific Requirements

Area of concentration (30 minimum)

BGS degree candidates who select Option I must choose one of the available areas of concentration from the list of concentrations. A minimum of 9 credit hours in the primary area of concentration must be earned in UNO upper division (3000- and 4000-level) courses. Credits earned under modified grading options such as “credit/no-credit” or “pass/fail” cannot be applied toward area of concentration requirements unless the department gives all students CR/NC or S/U evaluations.

Allied field (optional) (0-9)

Allied fields have been authorized for some areas of concentration, recognizing that work in a closely related discipline may be as valuable as further specialization in the primary area of concentration. The allied field alternative is optional and is not available for all areas of concentration.

Two secondary fields (12 hours each) (24)

The two 12-credit hour secondary fields provide additional breadth in a program. Each secondary field must be “pure” - that is, all 12 credits must be from the same academic department (e.g., English) or the same professional curriculum (e.g., forestry). Any recognized collegiate discipline, whether or not available at UNO, may be used as a secondary field. However, the primary area of concentration cannot double as a secondary field. An allied field discipline may be chosen as a secondary field. Credits earned under modified grading options such as “credit/no credit” or “pass/fail” cannot be applied toward secondary field requirements unless the department gives all students CR/NC or S/U evaluations.

Electives (25)

Electives include those courses chosen that are not used for other degree requirements. If the total credit value of courses used to satisfy any of the previous requirements happens to exceed the minimum specification (does not come out to an even 12 in humanities, for example), any excess is considered to be elective credit.

Total Credit Hours for the BGS Degree (120)

General Administration (special note)

The general administration area of concentration incorporates business administration and/or public administration course content and may include either economics or political science as an allied field. Students must take a minimum of 21 credit hours of either business administration or public administration, or any desired combination of the two, to fulfill the primary area of concentration requirement. At least 9 of those hours must be earned in UNO upper division (3000- 4000-level) courses. The remainder of the required concentration hours may be selected from business administration and/or public administration courses. Alternatively, either economics or political science may be selected as an allied field with up to nine credit hours used to fulfill the requirements. Regardless of the area of concentration, no more than 30 credit hours in business administration courses can be counted toward the required total of 120 credit hours for the BGS degree.