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:

  1. Those who have an interest in specific job requirements which do not fit any major offered at the University;
  2. Those who desire a degree for personal enrichment;
  3. 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 student success advisor, the candidate for a Bachelor of University Studies degree develops an individualized degree plan.


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! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

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.