General Studies: C2C

University of Mississippi

Bachelor of University Studies

Available August 2018

Program Description

The Bachelor of University Studies degree program is designed to provide adult students with a flexible pathway to complete a baccalaureate degree. The program allows an individualized curriculum for a student to complete up to three emphasis areas that will position them favorably for advancement in their career goals.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be admissible or re-admissible to UM
  • Must have completed a minimum of 90 degree-applicable credit hours (no more than 60 can be used from a 2-year college; repeated courses only count once)
  • Must apply to Complete to Compete and meet C2C eligibility requirements (no college enrollment in past 24 consecutive months and at least 21 years of age) http://www.msc2c.org
  • Cannot have completed another bachelor’s degree

Special grade provision applicable only to students in enrolled in the Bachelor of University Studies degree program

Students admitted to the Bachelor of University Studies degree program will have all previous F’s (transfer as well as in residence) removed from their GPA calculation. These courses will still, however, be counted as attempted hours for financial aid purposes. If the student changes to any other degree program within the university, the resident and overall GPA’s will be re-calculated to include all F’s that were excluded for the Bachelor of University Studies degree program.

Once admitted to the Bachelor of University Studies degree program, a student may employ the university’s grade forgiveness policy for courses taken AFTER enrollment in the B.U.S. degree program.

Degree requirements

1. Complete 30-hour general education core curriculum

6 hours  English Composition (I and II)
3 hours  Math (Quantitative Reasoning, College Algebra, Statistics or more advanced)
6 hours  Humanities
6 hours  Social/Behavioral Sciences
3 hours  Fine Arts
6 hours  Science

2.  Complete 1 to 3 emphasis areas from the following:

Business
Creative Arts
Health & Human Services
Social Sciences
Humanities
Education
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Option 1. Complete minimum of 30 hours in one emphasis area with a minimum of 18 of those hours being taken at the 300 level or higher—Emphasis will be listed on transcript.

Option 2. Complete minimum of 15 credit hours in two emphasis areas with a minimum of 9 of those hours in each emphasis being taken at the 300 level or higher—2 areas of emphasis will be listed on transcript.

Option 3. Complete minimum of 10 credit hours in three of the emphasis areas with a minimum of 6 of those hours in each emphasis being taken at the 300 level or higher—no emphasis is listed on the transcript.

3. Complete elective credit hours to bring total earned degree applicable hours to 120.

4. Additional degree requirements

A minimum of 30 credit hours for the degree must be taken from The University of Mississippi.

A minimum of 30 credit hours across the curriculum must be at the 300 level or higher.

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in residence (just in courses taken through UM) as well as overall (UM course work in addition to transfer work).

Courses can only satisfy one requirement (i.e., the same course cannot be used toward both an emphasis area and the core curriculum or toward more than one emphasis area).

University Studies Emphasis Areas

2018-2019

Business Creative Arts Health & Human Services
ACCY
BUS
ECON
ENT
FIN
GB
MANF
Math 267, 268, 269, 271, 272
MGMT
MKTG
MIS
NHM 215, 310, 312, 314, 360, 363, 371, 373
LA (202, 310, 401, 403, 404, 405, 410)
SRA (270, 311, 330, 370, 380)
IMC (304, 306, 404)
ART
AH
ENG (creative writing courses—300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405)
MUS (includes all prefixes)
THEA
DANC
JOUR
IMC
CJ
COUN
LA
ES
HP
NHM
SW
SRA (Exclude: 270, 311, 330, 370)
CSD
Social Sciences Humanities STEM
AAS 351(and any AAS courses cross-listed with social science prefixes)*
ANTH
AS
INST
ISS
LDRS
MSL
NSC
POL
PSY
SOC
PPL
GEOG
ECON
AAS (201, 202, 350, 352, and any AAS course that is not cross-listed as a social science)*
CINE
CLC
DMS 101
ENG (Exclude: creative writing courses—300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405
ENVS 101)
G ST (those that are not cross-listed as social science)*
HON
HST
LING
MLLL
PHIL
REL
SOHE 329
SPCH
S ST (101, 102, 401, 402, and any others that are not cross-listed with social science)*
Modern/Ancient Languages (includes ASL, LAT, GR)
TESL
WRIT (exclude 100, 101, and 102)
ASTR
BISC
CHEM
CSCI (Excluding: 103, 191, 192, 193)
GEOL
PHYS
ENGR (and any course codes that come under ENGR)—C E, Ch E, EL E, ENGS, G E, M E, TC, BME
MATH (not math 245, 246 or 390)
MANF
NEU
TC
Any courses with pharmacy prefixes
Education  
ARED
COUN
EDAE
EDCI
EDHE 301 & 333
EDLD
EDLE
EDLS
EDRS
EDSP
TESL
EDEC
EDDE
EDFD
EDEL
EDUC
EDWP
EDAV
EDRD (excluding EDRD 100)
MATH 245, 246 & 390
MUS 311, 329, 371, 376 & 422

Interdisciplinary Courses

(African American Studies, Gender Studies and Southern Studies): How they count toward the Bachelor of University Studies degree (2018-2019).

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES COURSES
Social Science Humanities
AAS 302
AAS 308/POL 308
AAS 315/POL 323
AAS 316/ANTH 315
AAS 320/POL 320
AAS 328/SOC 328/GST 328
AAS 330/SOC 330/REL 330
AAS 337/ANTH 337
AAS 351 stand-alone
AAS 413/SOC 413
AAS 414/SOC 414
AAS 201 stand-alone
AAS 202 stand-alone
AAS 170/HST 170
AAS 310
AAS 325/HST 414
AAS 326/HST 415
AAS 334/SST 334/SOC 334
AAS 341/ENG 361
AAS 342/ENG 362
AAS 350 stand-alone
AAS 352 stand-alone
AAS 362/GST 418/HST 418
AAS 363/ENG 363
AAS 364/ENG 364
AAS 366/ENG 366
AAS 367/ENG 367
AAS 373/ENG 373
AAS 374/ENG 374
AAS 375/ENG 375
AAS 392/HST 370
AAS 393/HST 371
AAS 412
AAS 414/GST 414/SST 314
AAS 421/GST 421
AAS 438/HST 422
AAS 440/HST 420
AAS 442
AAS 443/HST 424
AAS 468/ENG 468
AAS 469/ENG 469
AAS 473/ENG 473
AAS 479/ENG 479
AAS 481/ENG 481
AAS 483/ENG 483
AAS 493/ENG 493
AAS 509/HST 509
AAS 593
Creative Arts Case-by-case per College of Liberal Arts
AAS 386/AH 386
AAS 395/AH 369
AAS 517/MUS 517
AAS 518/MUS 518
AAS 360: Topics in African Amer. Studies Abroad
AAS 480: African American Studies Senior Seminar
AAS 498: AAS Directed Study
AAS 501: African American Studies Seminar
AAS 504: Research in African American Studies
GENDER STUDIES COURSES
Social Science Humanities
G ST 303/SOC 301
G ST 324/SOC 324
G ST 325/SOC 325
G ST 327/SOC 327
G ST 328/SOC 328/AAS 328
G ST 344/POL 346
G ST 363/INST 363
G ST 414/SOC 414/AAS 414/SST 314
G ST 425/SOC 425
G ST 433/SOC 433
G ST 460/PSY 460
G ST 565/PSY 565
G ST 103/CLC 103
G ST 201
G ST 202
G ST 301
G ST 304
G ST 311/REL 311
G ST 326/REL 326
G ST 333
G ST 337/S ST 350
G ST 349/HST 349
G ST 350
G ST 352/MLLL 352
G ST 353
G ST 356
G ST 357/ENG 357
G ST 366/REL 366
G ST 368/REL 368
G ST 382/ENG 382
G ST 383/ENG 383
G ST 384/ENG 384
G ST 385/ENG 385
G ST 386/ENG 386
G ST 390/PHIL 390
G ST 391
G ST 418/AAS 362/HST 418
G ST 421/AAS 421
G ST 428/HST 428
G ST 429/HST 429
G ST 438/LING 538/TESL 538
G ST 454/HST 454/S ST 303
G ST 482/ENG 482
G ST 488/ENG 488
G ST 489/ENG 489/MLLL 489
G ST 490/ENG 490
G ST 491/ENG 491
Creative Arts Case-by-case per College of Liberal Arts
G ST 329/THEA 329 G ST 395: Topics in Gender Studies on Location
G ST 399: Special Topics in Gender Studies
G ST 402: Advanced Queer Studies
G ST 496: Gender Studies Capstone
G ST 497: Internship in Gender Studies
G ST 498: Special Topics in Gender Studies
G ST 499: Directed Readings in Gender Studies
G ST 599: Directed Readings in Gender Studies
SOUTHERN STUDIES COURSES
Social Science Humanities
S ST 314/SOC 414/GST 414/AAS 414 S ST 101
S ST 102
S ST 301
S ST 303/GST 454/HST 454
S ST 350/G ST 337
S ST 401
S ST 402
S ST 406-599