University Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences offers degrees in University Studies. A University Studies degree differs from a traditional “major” in that it consists of a concentration and two minors. At least one minor must be outside the college. The University Studies degree format was created to provide students the flexibility to combine areas of study that are of special interest.

Some University Studies degree tracks have both a BS and a BA option. The BS degree differs from the BA in being more focused on problem solving and analysis of data in examining major social and cultural issues. The BS degree therefore requires more courses in science and encourages statistics and mathematics, as opposed to the foreign language requirement of the BA version of the degree.

A students enrolled in a University Studies program may or may not be allowed to pursue a double major or a double degree.  See your advisor.