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University Studies (B.S.)

University studies is a general liberal arts education.  

Rather than focusing in one specific area, this degree is a broad-based education in which students study a variety of different subjects in order to gain a better working knowledge of the world around them. The University studies education prepares students for a lifetime of opportunities and changes. University studies major is available on a BA, BS, or BAS degree and is designed for:

  1. Students who wish to attend ETBU yet aspire to a career for which ETBU does not offer a specific major.
  2. Students who have accumulated hours at various other institutions who desire a BA, BS or BAS degree
  3. Students who encounter a major hurdle(s) in a specific major and wish to graduate in order to secure work as a college graduate
  4. Students whose vocational/career goals require a general bachelor’s degree rather than a specific major 


  1. Graduates with a major in University Studies will be able to develop a plan to meet their career goals through the GSTU 4105 course. 
  2. Graduates with a major in University Studies will be able to design a resume and execute a search for a job in their career choice. 
  3. University Studies graduates will examine leadership qualities and explain how these will be effective in the workplace. 


University Studies (B.S) General Education Requirements

University Studies General Education Requirements - 46 hours
English 1301, 1302, and three hours sophomore literature - 9 hours
Fine Arts (three hours from music, theatre, fine arts, art, or equivalent) - 3 hours
Religion 1320 and 1330 - 6 hours
History - 3 hours
Political Science 2305 - 3 hours
Social Science (CJUS, ECON, GEOG, POSC, PSYC, SOCI) - 3 hours
Physical Activity - KINE 1238 - 2 hours
Science (must be lab science) - 8 hours
Mathematics - 6 hours
Speech 1311, 1315, or 1318 - 3 hours

University Studies (B.S) Major Area Of Study

Major area of study
Interdisciplinary courses decided in consultation with student’s advisor to support educational goals of the student.
Earn 39 advanced hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0
Total: Minimum one hundred twenty (120) semester hours

Semester by Semester Plans

Catalog Year 2023-2024
Catalog Year 2022-2023
Catalog Year 2021-2022
Catalog Year 2020-2021
Catalog Year 2019-2020
Catalog Year 2018-2019
Catalog Year 2017-2018