University College

University College

University Studies

Complete your degree, begin your career...

If you're eager to graduate and get a job, check out UT Arlington's Bachelor of Science degree in University Studies. This program puts you on the fast track to earning a degree by maximizing your existing credit hours through an individualized curriculum.

Designed for students seeking options beyond the traditional university majors, the program features a breadth of study in a range of academic disciplines that prepares you for a variety of career paths. When you earn a University Studies degree, you'll graduate with a broad-based education in at least three subject areas. And you'll be one step closer to launching your career.

What can University Studies do for you?

  • Synchronize coursework to help you graduate faster.
  • Provide a foundation to begin your career.
  • Re-focus your academic goals.
  • Provide options for applying your existing hours toward a degree.
  • Hone your skills in important areas such as communication, critical thinking, project management and problem solving.
  • Make you a more appealing candidate to potential employers.

Who should apply?

  • Students who find that a traditional major doesn't meet their needs.
  • Former students who want to return to UT Arlington and complete their degrees.
  • Transfer students who are unsure about what major to pursue.
  • Transfer students who want to accelerate their graduation but have numerous hours that don't easily apply to a major.
  • UT Arlington students unable meet the academic requirements to enter or graduate from another major.
  • Please Note: The Bachelor of Science in University Studies is not open to students who have already earned an undergraduate bachelor’s degree.  Students seeking a second bachelor’s degree should select another major area for the continuation of their studies.

What are the program requirements?

  • You must have 60 or more credit hours to be admitted to the program.
  • You must have a 2.0 GPA to be admitted to and graduate from the program.
  • You must complete UT Arlington's core curriculum courses.
  • You must complete an online application.
  • Once admitted, you must complete 15 hours from three content areas for a total of 45 hours. Hours earned before entering the program may be used to satisfy degree requirements after consulting with a program advisor.
  • In each content area, at least six of the 15 hours must be 3000/4000 level courses.
  • Of the total 45 hours, no more than 15 may have the same course prefix.
  • Courses completed as part of the core curriculum may not be used to satisfy the degree requirements.

You may choose your three content areas from the following:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Community Studies
  • Engineering
  • Health and Wellness
  • Humanities
  • Media
  • Physical Science
  • Social Science
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