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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
What is the difference between University Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies?
Read about the distinctions (DOCX) between the Interdisciplinary Studies (INTS) degree offered by The School of Urban and Public Affairs and the University Studies degree offered by University College.