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. Earning your Bachelors degree in University Studies gives you a unique education profile you can market to employers or graduate programs and help launch 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 complete an online application.
  • Once admitted, you must complete 24 hours from a primary content area and 21 hours from a secondary content area for a total of 45 hours toward the major. Hours earned before entering the program may be used to satisfy degree requirements.
  • At least 18 hours of the content areas must be 3000/4000 level courses; 12 hours from the primary content area and 6 hours from the secondary content area. No more than 15 hours from a specific department or from the College of Business can be used in a content area. 
  • A maximum of 30 hours from the College of Business is allowed for a University Studies degree.
  • Courses completed as part of the core curriculum cannot be used to satisfy the content areas.

You may choose your two areas from the following:

  • AREA I: Art, Media, Humanities
  • AREA II: Business, Community Studies, Social Science
  • AREA III: Engineering, Health & Wellness, Physical Science