University Studies

B.S. Degree in University Studies

The Bachelor of Science in University Studies is intended for two groups of students: Those who wish to complete a generalist degree and those students whose goals have changed and no longer want to complete their original major. The program is housed in the Mathematics department. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire foundational knowledge of theories and perspectives in a variety of disciplines
  • Compare and contrast the basic methodologies of multiple disciplinary areas.
  • Effectively express ideas in writing

Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required

Core Requirements ( 72 credits )

40 credits of LASC
15 credits (30 total) from two of the areas of emphasis listed below.
These 30 credits of the degree program must be at the 300-400 level.

  • Minimum GPA in each emphasis 2.0
  • One designated writing-intensive course at the 300-400 level in one area of emphasis
  • Submission of portfolio or essay addressing SLO

Areas of Emphasis

  • History and Social Sciences (History, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, Psychology)
  • Arts, Humanities, and Communication (Humanities, Music, Film, Animation, Art, Communication, English, any Language courses, Graphic Interactive Design, Photography, Women Studies)
  • Natural Sciences (Biology, Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geosciences, Physical Science, Sustainability)
  • Professional Studies (Accounting, Business, Computer Science & Information Systems, Construction Management, Education, Early Childhood Education, Entertainment Industries & Technology, Health, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Services Administration, Leadership Studies, Management, Marketing, Nursing, Operations Management, Project Management, Physical Education, School of Teaching and Learning, Social Work, Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences, Special Education)

The list of courses included after each emphasis is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather illustrative of which rubrics will belong to each emphasis. The intent of the program is to be inclusive of all the rubrics offered at the university.

Designated Writing Intensive Course for Major
One Writing-Intensive course at the 300-400 level in one area of emphasis.

Electives ( 48 credits )

48 elective credits