University Studies Programs

The College of Liberal Arts offers degrees in University Studies. A University Studies degree differs from a traditional “major” in that it consists of a concentration and two minors of 15-18 hours each. 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 B.S. and a B.A. option. The B.S. degree differs from the B.A. in being more focused on problem solving and analysis of data in examining major social and cultural issues. The B.S. degree therefore requires more courses in science and encourages statistics and mathematics, as opposed to the foreign language requirement of the B.A. version of the degree.

A student enrolled in the University Studies concentration of Race, Gender, Ethnicity may not pursue a double major or a double degree.

No student in any Liberal Arts University Studies concentration may pursue a double major or a double degree.