University Studies - BS, Arts and Sciences Concentration

The Bachelor of Science in University Studies, Arts and Sciences area of concentration, enables students to craft a personalized interdisciplinary program of study that provides a solid foundation, advanced knowledge and perspective on complex issues pertaining to both Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Students will be able to acquire communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills that are critical for lifelong learning and for a broad variety of career paths in today’s complex job market. The area of concentration in this degree plan gives complete flexibility to design a course of study, as long as classes are selected from 300- or 400-level offerings from one of our Departments. Two minors are required; one from the College of Liberal Arts and one from the College of Science. Lastly, one full year of a foreign language is part of the program.

This program is approved to be offered at the Texas A&M Higher Education Center in McAllen, Texas.
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
American history 3
Communication 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Mathematics 3
Foreign language 1 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
American history 3
Communication 3
Life and physical sciences 3
Mathematics 3
Foreign language 1 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
Government/Political science 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3
Life and physical sciences 3
LA Minor 2 3
SC Minor 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Creative arts 3
Government/Political science 3
Social and behavioral sciences 3
LA Minor 2 3
SC Minor 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
Science directed elective 3 3
Science directed elective 3 3
LA Minor 2 3
SC Minor 2 3
General elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Science directed elective 3 3
Science directed elective 3 3
LA Minor 2 3
SC Minor 2 3
General elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Science directed elective 3 3
Science directed elective 3 3
LA Minor 2 3
SC Minor 2 3
General elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Science directed elective 3 3
LA Minor 2 3
SC Minor 2 3
General elective 4 4
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Graduation requirements include 3 hours of International and Cultural Diversity courses and 3 hours of Cultural Discourse courses. A course satisfying a core category, a college/department requirement, or a free elective can be used to satisfy this requirement. The required 6 hours may be met by courses satisfying other areas of a degree program.  See your academic advisor for further information.