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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:
- Community Studies
- Health and Wellness
- Physical Science
- Social Science