University Studies

Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120

The University Studies, B.U.S. degree is available to students who wish to structure their own program of study while selecting classes that are valuable for their personal goals. Students pursuing this degree must complete the essential studies requirements, residency requirements (30 S.H. required from MSU), and academic requirements of the University. Students, with the assistance of their academic advisor, create a program of study. A minimum of 120 semester hours is required.

University Studies Degree Semester Hours
Upper Level 300-400 36 S.H.
Essential Studies 36 S.H.
Minor (Optional) 16-21 S.H.
Electives 19-24 S.H. (without minor 40 S.H.)
Total for B.U.S. degree 120 S.H. (includes electives)

At least 30 semester hours at the upper-division courses (300-400 level) and 36 semester hours from a four-year institution are required. All degree requirements must be met, including a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all areas: overall and essential studies.

Students interested in the University Studies degree should develop an outline for a program of study with their advisor.

* Three semester credit hours of unduplicated CIS courses are required.