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Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Total Requirement of 124 semester credit hours. All credit hours are stated in semester hours for BAS Degrees.

Total Requirement of 127 semester credit hours All credit hours are stated in semester hours for BA and BS Degrees.

Total Requirement of 132 semester credit hours All credit hours are stated in semester hours for BFA Degrees.

All graduating BAS, BA, BS, BFA students must:

  • Provide certification of high school completion or the equivalent;
  • Complete a minimum of 127 credit hours (Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts) and have an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher in courses taken at Bellevue University; the Bachelor of Fine Arts requires 132 hours; the Bachelor of Applied Science requires 124 hours;
  • Complete the General Education Core, including the Kirkpatrick Signature Series;
  • Complete the requirements for a major in at least one academic area and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher in the major area courses;
  • Complete at least 12 hours of upper-level major credit in-residence, 24 for Accounting; 21 for Business Administration;
  • Complete at least 30 hours of upper-level credit; and
  • Meet residence requirements of 30 hours at Bellevue University.

Undergraduate Residence Requirements

Residency in the State of Nebraska is not required. The only residence requirements relate to courses taken through Bellevue University.

  • To earn a degree, students must have at least 30 credit hours of in-residence courses at Bellevue University; including a minimum of 12 hours in upper-level (300-400) courses in their major area (24 hours for Accounting and 21 hours for Business Administration Majors).

    Bellevue University online and in-class courses count toward residence hours; ELA credits, transfer hours, or credits earned through testing do not count toward residence.
  • For a second degree, residence requirements dictate students complete an additional 30 credit hours in-residence, earned after conferral of first degree.

Second Bachelor's Degree

Bellevue University undergraduate alumni seeking a second bachelor’s degree must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete all requirements of the first bachelor’s degree;
  • Apply for and receive the first bachelor’s degree; and
  • Complete all GPA, major, and other academic and procedural requirements in effect at the time of enrollment in a second bachelor’s degree and earn a minimum of 157 semester credit hours.

Two degrees of any type may not be awarded simultaneously.

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