Bachelor of University Studies

Program Description

The Bachelor of University Studies degree program is designed to provide adult students with a flexible pathway to complete a baccalaureate degree. The program allows an individualized curriculum for a student to complete up to three emphasis areas that will position them favorably for advancement in their career goals.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be admissible or re-admissible to UM
  • Must have completed a minimum of 90 degree-applicable credit hours (no more than 60 can be used from a 2-year college; repeated courses only count once)
  • Must apply to Complete to Compete and meet C2C eligibility requirements (no college enrollment in past 24 consecutive months and at least 21 years of age) http://www.msc2c.org
  • Cannot have completed another bachelor’s degree

Special grade provision applicable only to students in enrolled in the Bachelor of University Studies degree program

Students admitted to the Bachelor of University Studies degree program will have all previous F’s (transfer as well as in residence) removed from their GPA calculation. These courses will still, however, be counted as attempted hours for financial aid purposes. If the student changes to any other degree program within the university, the resident and overall GPA’s will be re-calculated to include all F’s that were excluded for the Bachelor of University Studies degree program.

Once admitted to the Bachelor of University Studies degree program, a student may employ the university’s grade forgiveness policy for courses taken AFTER enrollment in the B.U.S. degree program.

Degree requirements

  1. Complete 30-hour general education core curriculum
    • 6 hours English Composition (I and II)
    • 3 hours Math (Quantitative Reasoning, College Algebra, Statistics or more advanced)
    • 6 hours Humanities
    • 6 hours Social/Behavioral Sciences
    • 3 hours  Fine Arts
    • 6 hours Science
  2. Complete 1 to 3 emphasis areas from the following:
    • Business
    • Creative Arts
    • Health & Human Services
    • Social Sciences
    • Humanities
    • Education
    • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
    • Option 1. Complete minimum of 30 hours in one emphasis area with a minimum of 18 of those hours being taken at the 300 level or higher—Emphasis will be listed on transcript.
    • Option 2. Complete minimum of 15 credit hours in two emphasis areas with a minimum of 9 of those hours in each emphasis being taken at the 300 level or higher—2 areas of emphasis will be listed on transcript.
    • Option 3. Complete minimum of 10 credit hours in three of the emphasis areas with a minimum of 6 of those hours in each emphasis being taken at the 300 level or higher—no emphasis is listed on the transcript.
  3. Complete elective credit hours to bring total earned degree applicable hours to 120. 
  4. Additional degree requirements
    • A minimum of 30 credit hours for the degree must be taken from The University of Mississippi.
    • A minimum of 30 credit hours across the curriculum must be at the 300 level or higher.
    • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in residence (just in courses taken through UM) as well as overall (UM course work in addition to transfer work).
    • Courses can only satisfy one requirement (i.e., the same course cannot be used toward both an emphasis area and the core curriculum or toward more than one emphasis area).

University Studies Emphasis Areas

2018-2019

Business

Creative Arts

Health & Human Services

ACCY BUS ECON ENT FIN GB MANF Math 267, 268, 269, 271, 272 MGMT MKTG MIS NHM 215, 310, 312, 314, 360, 363, 371, 373 LA (202, 310, 401, 403, 404, 405, 410) SRA (270, 311, 330, 370, 380) IMC (304, 306, 404)

ART AH ENG (creative writing courses—300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405) MUS (includes all prefixes) THEA DANC JOUR IMC

CJ COUN LA ES HP NHM SW SRA (Exclude: 270, 311, 330, 370) CSD

Social Sciences

Humanities

STEM

AAS 351(and any AAS courses cross-listed with social science prefixes)* ANTH AS INST ISS LDRS MSL NSC POL PSY SOC PPL GEOG ECON

AAS (201, 202, 350, 352, and any AAS course that is not cross-listed as a social science)* CINE CLC DMS 101 ENG (Exclude: creative writing courses—300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405 ENVS 101) G ST (those that are not cross-listed as social science)* HON HST LING MLLL PHIL REL SOHE 329 SPCH S ST (101, 102, 401, 402, and any others that are not cross-listed with social science)* Modern/Ancient Languages (includes ASL, LAT, GR) TESL WRIT (exclude 100, 101, and 102)

ASTR BISC CHEM CSCI (Excluding: 103, 191, 192, 193) GEOL PHYS ENGR (and any course codes that come under ENGR)—C E, Ch E, EL E, ENGS, G E, M E, TC, BME MATH (not math 245, 246 or 390) MANF NEU TC Any courses with pharmacy prefixes

Education

   

ARED COUN EDAE EDCI EDHE 301 & 333 EDLD EDLE EDLS EDRS EDSP TESL EDEC EDDE EDFD EDEL EDUC EDWP EDAV EDRD (excluding EDRD 100) MATH 245, 246 & 390 MUS 311, 329, 371, 376 & 422

Interdisciplinary Courses

(African American Studies, Gender Studies and Southern Studies): How they count toward the Bachelor of University Studies degree (2018-2019).

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES COURSES

Social Science

Humanities

AAS 302 AAS 308/POL 308 AAS 315/POL 323 AAS 316/ANTH 315 AAS 320/POL 320 AAS 328/SOC 328/GST 328 AAS 330/SOC 330/REL 330 AAS 337/ANTH 337 AAS 351 stand-alone AAS 413/SOC 413 AAS 414/SOC 414

AAS 201 stand-alone AAS 202 stand-alone AAS 170/HST 170 AAS 310 AAS 325/HST 414 AAS 326/HST 415 AAS 334/SST 334/SOC 334 AAS 341/ENG 361 AAS 342/ENG 362 AAS 350 stand-alone AAS 352 stand-alone AAS 362/GST 418/HST 418 AAS 363/ENG 363 AAS 364/ENG 364 AAS 366/ENG 366 AAS 367/ENG 367 AAS 373/ENG 373 AAS 374/ENG 374 AAS 375/ENG 375 AAS 392/HST 370 AAS 393/HST 371 AAS 412 AAS 414/GST 414/SST 314 AAS 421/GST 421 AAS 438/HST 422 AAS 440/HST 420 AAS 442 AAS 443/HST 424 AAS 468/ENG 468 AAS 469/ENG 469 AAS 473/ENG 473 AAS 479/ENG 479 AAS 481/ENG 481 AAS 483/ENG 483 AAS 493/ENG 493 AAS 509/HST 509 AAS 593

Creative Arts

Case-by-case per College of Liberal Arts

AAS 386/AH 386 AAS 395/AH 369 AAS 517/MUS 517 AAS 518/MUS 518

AAS 360: Topics in African Amer. Studies Abroad AAS 480: African American Studies Senior Seminar AAS 498: AAS Directed Study AAS 501: African American Studies Seminar AAS 504: Research in African American Studies

GENDER STUDIES COURSES

Social Science

Humanities

G ST 303/SOC 301 G ST 324/SOC 324 G ST 325/SOC 325 G ST 327/SOC 327 G ST 328/SOC 328/AAS 328 G ST 344/POL 346 G ST 363/INST 363 G ST 414/SOC 414/AAS 414/SST 314 G ST 425/SOC 425 G ST 433/SOC 433 G ST 460/PSY 460 G ST 565/PSY 565

G ST 103/CLC 103 G ST 201 G ST 202 G ST 301 G ST 304 G ST 311/REL 311 G ST 326/REL 326 G ST 333 G ST 337/S ST 350 G ST 349/HST 349 G ST 350 G ST 352/MLLL 352 G ST 353 G ST 356 G ST 357/ENG 357 G ST 366/REL 366 G ST 368/REL 368 G ST 382/ENG 382 G ST 383/ENG 383 G ST 384/ENG 384 G ST 385/ENG 385 G ST 386/ENG 386 G ST 390/PHIL 390 G ST 391 G ST 418/AAS 362/HST 418 G ST 421/AAS 421 G ST 428/HST 428 G ST 429/HST 429 G ST 438/LING 538/TESL 538 G ST 454/HST 454/S ST 303 G ST 482/ENG 482 G ST 488/ENG 488 G ST 489/ENG 489/MLLL 489 G ST 490/ENG 490 G ST 491/ENG 491

Creative Arts

Case-by-case per College of Liberal Arts

G ST 329/THEA 329

G ST 395: Topics in Gender Studies on Location G ST 399: Special Topics in Gender Studies G ST 402: Advanced Queer Studies G ST 496: Gender Studies Capstone G ST 497: Internship in Gender Studies G ST 498: Special Topics in Gender Studies G ST 499: Directed Readings in Gender Studies G ST 599: Directed Readings in Gender Studies

SOUTHERN STUDIES COURSES

Social Science

Humanities

S ST 314/SOC 414/GST 414/AAS 414

S ST 101 S ST 102 S ST 301 S ST 303/GST 454/HST 454 S ST 350/G ST 337 S ST 401 S ST 402 S ST 406-599

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