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2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Studies, B.Unv.S.

The Bachelor of University Studies (B.Unv.S.) degree program is for the person who wishes to pursue a broad-based educational experience rather than a program designed to meet specific vocational or professional job opportunities. This program offers flexible course scheduling and may be particularly appropriate for students with prior credits that can be applied to a four-year degree. The degree is offered by the University Studies department within the University College. Students may select from two specializations: basic and applied sciences and liberal arts.

Specific requirements are

  1. 41 semester hours fulfilling the General Education requirements;
  2. completion of at least nine semester hours at the upper-division level through MTSU in the college of specialization;
  3. a 2.00 GPA in the courses taken in the college of specialization;
  4. completion of a 3-hour PRST 4995 - Culminating Project  course;
  5. 54 semester hours selected from at least three of the seven undergraduate colleges (excluding Honors) subject to the following guidelines:
    1. A minimum of 27 semester hours of the 54 semester hours must be taken at the upper-division (3000-4000) level.
    2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 GPA must be attained on all degree credit courses.
    3. A minimum of 21 semester hours must be completed in either Basic and Applied Sciences or in Liberal Arts. The maximum hours allowed in a specialization is 30.
    4. Upper-division courses with the prefixes ELED, READ, SPED, FOED, YOED, or SPSE may not be used.
    5. No fewer than 6 nor more than 12 semester hours may be taken in any one department. No more than 21 semester hours taken in departments within the Jennings A. Jones College of Business may be counted toward the B.Unv.S. degree.
    6. Courses taken to satisfy the General Education requirements may not be counted to fulfill the 54 semester hours requirement in the University Studies program. Other courses from the General Education curriculum may be taken subject to limitations imposed by (a), (c), (d), and (e) above.

Additional information about the Bachelor of University Studies can be obtained from the University Studies Department  or at www.mtsu.edu/universitycollege/universitystudies/bus_degree.shtml.