Nov 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

University Studies, BUS


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Students are required to meet with their faculty advisor to schedule classes and discuss degree requirements. see Section 10.4.

The University Studies program is designed to support the Complete to Compete (C2C) initiative to provide a baccalaureate degree pathway for adults who have earned college credit but have not completed a degree. The degree combines the knowledge learned from the focus area(s) with the critical thinking skills of the general education curriculum to produce graduates who are ready to succeed in the marketplace.

Only students who qualify for the C2C program will be allowed to declare this degree for a major.
Qualifications include:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have earned 90 or more credit hours
  • Must not have completed another baccalaureate degree
  • Must not have been enrolled in another post-secondary institution within the past 24 months

 

General Education Curriculum: (38-39 Semester Hours)


See General Education Curriculum Requirements  

University Studies Core (15 Semester Hours)


  • 1 additional social science course from the general education core
  • 1 additional critical thinking course from the general education core
  • 1 additional math or science course from the general education core
  • 1 additional humanities/fine arts course from the general education core

Focus Group(s): (30 Semester Hours)


Focus Group: Business Administration
Accounting, Business, Business Quantitative Analysis, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing

Focus Group: Fine and Performing Arts
Art, Music, Theatre

Focus Group: Food and Nutrition
Culinary Arts, Nutrition

Focus Group: Health Related Professions
Health and Kinesiology

Focus Group: Humanities I
English, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Communication, Religion

Focus Group: Humanities II
History, Political Science, Geography

Focus Group: Human Sciences
Family Studies, Psychology, Sociology

Focus Group: Information Technology
Management Information Systems (excluding MIS 157), Computer programming course(s)

Focus Group: Legal Administration
Legal Studies

Focus Group: Management
Management

Focus Group: Marketing
Marketing

Focus Group: Mathematics/Programming
Mathematics, Fortran, Programming in C++

Focus Group: Natural Sciences
Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics

Focus Group: Pre-Professional Programs
*Education, *Baccalaureate Nursing, * Speech-Language Pathology

 

* Credit in Education, Baccalaureate Nursing, and Speech-Language Pathology must be earned prior to application to University Studies major.
** Courses used to satisfy the University General Education Curriculum may not be applied to Focus Group or the University Studies core.
*** A course may not be used to satisfy both a Focus Group requirement and a University Studies Core requirement.
**** A course may not be used to satisfy requirement of two Focus Groups
***** At least one-quarter of the total degree hours required must be earned at MUW and one-quarter must be earned at a four-year institution.
****** Any course being used to satisfy either a Focus Group requirement or University Studies Core requirement may not be used to satisfy another minor or major.

 

Option 1:


Complete a minimum of 30 hours in one of the following focus groups. A minimum of 18 hours must be at the 300 level or higher.

Option 2:


Complete a minimum of 15 hours in two of the following focus groups. A minimum of 9 hours in each of the focus groups must be at the 300 level or higher.

Option 3:


Complete a minimum of 10 hours in three of the following focus groups. A minimum of 6 hours must be at the 300 level or higher.

Note:


Students should strongly consider a more specialized major before enrolling in the University Studies program. Some employment opportunities may prefer bachelor’s degrees from more specific fields that require a larger number of credits in a discipline than is afforded through this program’s broader generalized approach.

Note:


Students considering graduate study should research the admissions standards of the programs/institutions in which they are interested and consider aligning focused study area course selections to prerequisite courses for these programs of interest.

Total Hours Required: 120 Semester Hours


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