Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Humanities; Liberal Arts
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.
University Studies Bachelor's Degree Program
This degree is designed to fulfill the career needs of three groups:
- Those who have an interest in specific job requirements which do not fit any major offered at the University;
- Those who desire a degree for personal enrichment;
- Those who need a degree for job advancement where a specific major is not required.
A student pursuing the University Studies degree must meet the general bachelor’s degree requirements though the completion of a major is not required. With the assistance of a faculty advisor, the candidate for a Bachelor of University Studies degree develops an individualized degree plan. The candidate for this degree may develop an area of concentration or courses relating to a specific topic, discipline, or area. For an area of concentration, a minimum of 28 semester credits is required of which eight may be earned in a practicum setting. Twenty of these credits are to be on the upper division (300-400) level. The courses need not come from one academic discipline.
Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship!
We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package.
Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education.
Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue
a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific
to each major or academic program.
We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.