The Bachelor of University Studies (BUS) degree is designed to allow the student the flexibility of designing a program of study which fits with his or her interests and goals in life. The program of study must be approved by the BUS program director and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The program of study plan must meet with the generally accepted goals of a bachelor's degree. The degree plan will consist of the following items:


  1. Completion of the General Education Requirements.
  2. A statement of the interests and goals the student expects to meet by choosing the Bachelor of University Studies degree. The statement should be included in AA-14.
  3. A program of study consisting of a minimum of 120 semester hours with at least 36 semester hours of upper-level credit, including UNIV491 University Studies Capstone.  The courses in the program of study may draw from multiple departments but the content must be related and justified by the student's goals. The candidate for the Bachelor of University Studies degree must meet all other general requirements and obligations for graduation.
  4. The student's Senior Capstone should demonstrate the Learning Outcomes identified in the program of study and as drawn from the appropriate department(s).



Sponsored by: Curriculum Committee 

Reviewed: Winter 1996

Reviewed: Winter 2004-2005

Revised: August 2005

Renumbered: April 2010

Revised:  December 2020