Department of University Studies

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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 concentrated degrees that allow you to custom-tailor your course work to suit individual needs or to follow a flexible course of study within related academic disciplines.

Additional degree tracks are currently available and in development so that our students will have many opportunities to select the best degree for their personal, academic, and career goals. Students who were under the then Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences and Bachelor of General Studies programs, are 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.  

Degrees designed for maximum flexibility

University Studies works with students to ensure they are given the maximum credit possible for work already completed, whether academic courses, technical credit, or workplace experience. Students may apply up to 36 hours of technical credit to a University Studies degree. Technical credit must be from a regionally accredited university and grades in transferred technical credit courses must be a “C” or higher. As each University Studies concentration accepts a specific number of technical credits based on required coursework, students should discuss technical credit with an academic advisor in the Department of University Studies.

The Department of University Studies also offers credit for workplace experience through its Prior Experiential Learning course. Students who successfully demonstrate experience-based knowledge and mastery of important competencies can earn up to 24 hours of credit toward their degree. This option is not available to students who transfer technical credit, and students should discuss this course with an advisor in the University Studies department for more information.

Current concentrations include (Bachelor of Science):

  • Ethnicity, Race and Gender
  • Global Health
  • Human Development
  • Multidisciplinary
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What is unique about University Studies at Lamar University?

  • Provides flexible online and on-campus learning options
  • Enables you to custom-tailor your coursework to suit different educational and professional goals through targeted concentrations, or degree tracks
  • Maximizes earned hours in order to expedite graduation
  • Allows you 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

Opportunity · flexibility · support · integrity ·
career advancement · personal achievement

A few reasons why more than 2,300 success stories are shared among our graduates.