Bellevue University Reviews of Bachelor's in Liberal Studies

  • 6 Reviews
  • Bellevue (NE)
  • Annual Tuition: $7,851
75% of 6 students said this degree improved their career prospects
83% of 6 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Liberal Studies

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Gabrielle A.
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2022
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I have just recently completed my BA in Behavioral Science at Bellevue University. My experience in the program has been excellent. All of my professors were individuals that are actively working in the field and I learned a lot from them. Communication was excellent. If I ever had a question, they would respond quickly and efficiently. In my review, I would like to address some of the negative comments that I would like to address from my personal experience. The first is the course load and working. I am a mother of 2 children (2 and 6), work full-time, and take my children to their activities a few nights a week. The course load was manageable. My typical school workload consisted of 2 assignments (one 5 to 6 paragraphs and an APA paper 2-8 pages) and two discussions. There is a benefit to having all 6 weeks open in your courses. You can get ahead. My laptop became my handbag, I took it everywhere and took advantage of every opportunity to work ahead, which helped a lot. I would work on papers in the car during my daughter's cheerleading practice and read my textbook during my lunch at work. I learned a lot from my earlier college experience, procrastination will make things much harder. The second negative comment that I see is in the discussions. You do have to respond to at least 2 of your classmates in the discussions. Sometimes this can be difficult because some of your classmates do not follow the rules and give crappy responses to the discussions. I found this to be frustrating at times, however, you can usually find classmates that have decent responses to the topics. If you focus on the content of your response and what you learned from the topic, you will be fine. Third, I see that some people complain about the courses themselves and the lack of knowledge they gained. I can't speak for other majors, but your textbooks are incredibly valuable in the Behavioral Science program. As an individual who took my classes entirely online, I had to read the assigned reading to be successful in the program. Half of the things that you learn come from reading the textbook and the other from the course material on Blackboard, which by the way is really user-friendly. Fourth, The Kirkpatrick Series. I have to admit that I was not excited to take this class in the beginning, but I learned a lot from the class. The class requires you to volunteer 21 hours and complete a learning service project and PowerPoint presentation. They are pretty open to many different types of volunteer work. The key to success in this class is to read the directions and follow them precisely or you will get points off on your work. The biggest is the 3+1 rule, which is that you have to cite 3 pieces of work from the current weeks reading and 1 from the following week. Lastly, financial aid. I did have one issue that I was not happy with. This past September there was a glitch in their system and it sent refund checks to students that were not supposed to go out. I received one for 2700 dollars. They never contacted students until weeks later and then they wanted the money back. I was lucky enough that I had another refund check coming in November and was able to pay the money back, but for other students, that error ( which I heard happened more than once for some students) was devastating because they didn't have the money to pay it back. Other than that, my experience was great!"
  • Reviewed: 8/23/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I graduated with my bachelors in behavioral science through their online accelerated program. Overall, I had an excellent experience at Bellevue University. I very much enjoyed my professors and online classmates. The discussion boards allowed us to really get to know each other as we progressed through the cohort. I see some people dissatisfied with the required Kirkpatrick Series. I, too, was hesitant before I began the course. After completion though, I can honestly say I am very glad I took the course. It provided me with a great overview of the importance of being an engaged citizen; something we should all be striving towards. The work load was intense, but definitely manageable. For reference, I work, have a family, and 2 children. If you have good time management skills, course load will not be an issue."
Minority student
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"The student coach are always calling to ask how I'm doing, and if I need anything else. Professors will make sure you are learning by making discussions challenging while they use a good sense of humor. The enough interactions and assignments that they provide, will definitely help you in your future career. Putting into practice what you are learning is what stays with you for a life time. Instead of long APA papers, they will provide you with real life scenarios; and enough homework that bring into action a lot of critical thinking and mental effort."
Katherine Skinner
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2016
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"As an active duty military member and a single mom of 3 going back to school was hard. Bellevue University's online program made achieving my bachelors degree possible. With their flexible classes and semesters I was able to obtain a quality education on my own time. The professors were knowledgeable and helpful when you needed assistance. The financial aid office was helpful with using military tuition assistance and Stafford loans to cover what military tuition assistance didn't. I'm looking forward to starting my masters program this September."
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I would NEVER refer this college to ANYONE! This college is RIP OFF! They take your money and run with it. I received a BS degree in BS literally! I was a great student all As and Bs. I had a referral letter for a job in which I thought was going to be my big shot in my career. HA! The funding was cut after I was there a year and Bellevue has a place you can go to get help finding a job. Yeah, I went there, GOT ZERO HELP! What this college fails to tell you is a degree in Behavioral Science GOES NOWHERE!!!! HIGH SCHOOL KIDS CAN DO MY JOB I BUSTED MY A** TO LEARN TO DO!!!!! AND they get paid the same! I was also in the clinical counseling graduate program. WHAT A JOKE! SAME professor as my undergraduate degree. Are you serious?? that should have been a red flag! Well, after about a year or so into the Counseling program I get a job interview and at a well known place known for counseling. She looks at my resume and she sees I graduated from Bellevue, and that I am still attending Bellevue, and this is where my hours would be coming from. Do you know what this lady said to me? She said Bellevue is not an accredited college or a college we like to accept good qualified candidates from. I showed my professor he basically said yeah well its true. I decided right then and there I AM OUT OF HERE! I talked to my advisor and told her that I was going to leave the program. She told me when the appropriate time to leave was. I left, and I got a bill in the mail for $411.00!! for my student loans coming back unpaid for the semester, I called Bellevue and they told me its what I owe for skipping out half way through the semester! I DIDNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I called that damn place a 100 times. NO HELP! THEY LIE and they cover there asses and mess up your life! I have been trying to get into nursing school for TWO YEARS!! Just waiting on Bellevue's transcripts! The college I am trying to attend says this is exactly the kind of BS we have heard from our students who were former students or students looking at Bellevue!!! RUN RUN FAR AWAY! ITS A SCAM AND ITS NOT A DEGREE YOU CAN DO SHIT WITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RUN! EVEN IN SCHOOL THE PROFESSOR DID NOTHING! WE READ OUR BOOKS AND WE TALKED ABOUT IT IN CLASS!! NOT WORTH RUINING YOU LIFE! NOT EVEN A ONE STAR!"
  • Reviewed: 11/23/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"This is an awesome school and personally my journey here was smooth sailing. Like all schools each professor is different and some challenge you more than others. I feel that I learned a lot from my time here and plan on starting my masters with them shortly."