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The Bachelor of University Studies (B.Unv.S) degree is a four-year program for students choosing to pursue a broad-based educational experience. This program offers flexible course scheduling and may be particularly appropriate for students with prior credits that can be applied to a four-year degree. Students may receive academic credit for military experience or other certifications previously earned.
The Bachelor of University Studies is interdisciplinary and not designed to provide training in a particular vocation. However, in partnership with other university departments, several pre-planned areas of emphasis are offered. Students may also, in consultation with their advisors, design areas of emphasis that meet their future career goals or prepare them for graduate degree programs. Students choosing this degree option may also select a minor and/or other course work to support their areas of emphasis.
This degree requires 120 semester hours. Included are a minimum of 60 hours from a four-year institution, including 42 upper-division (3/4000-level) courses, of which 30 hours must be taken at MTSU. The last 18 hours must be completed through MTSU. With approval from the college dean, six of these hours may be completed by extension or at another accredited college or university. There are limits on the number of hours accepted for credit-by-examination, credit for service-related experience, and flight training. Students should consult with an advisor.Students seeking a B.Unv.S. benefit from the personal attention provided by their advisors. They work with each student to review prior academic work, to discuss their aptitude and interests as well as future career goals, and to customize unique programs of study designed to maximize the use of previous credits earned while minimizing additional coursework required for degree completion. In addition, students may have the opportunity to participate in internships, which offer occasions for rich and practical learning experiences outside of the classroom while also providing networking opportunities.