University Studies Program

Lamar University BAAS degree program students

The Department of University Studies houses the University Studies bachelor's degree program. Offered as both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts, University studies comprises various "dash" degrees that allow students to custom-tailor their coursework to suit individual needs or to follow a flexible course of study within related academic disciplines. The program was implemented for the Spring 2021 semester during the 2020-2021 catalog year and consolidated the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) and Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) programs under the Multidisciplinary dash degree, which was made available to students immediately. Additional dash degrees are currently in development with the hope of being available to students for the Summer 2021 term. Students who were under the then BAAS and BGS programs were encouraged, but not required, to transition to the University Studies program. The degree is offered both online and on-campus through the Departmental program and entirely online through the AP program. 

Current dash degrees include (Bachelor of Science):

  • Ethnicity, Race, and Gender
  • Global Health
  • Human Development
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Supply Chain Management

What is unique about University Studies at Lamar University?

  • Provides flexible online and on-campus learning through the traditional program and exclusively online learning through the LU Online program
  • Enables students to custom-tailor their coursework to suit different educational and professional goals through targeted "dash" degrees
  • Maximizes earned hours in order to expedite graduation
  • Allows students the opportunity to use technical OR prior experiential learning credit to satisfy degree requirements
  • Offered as both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts


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