OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0
Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: None.
Other GPA requirements to graduate: None.
Contact Information: Bargbara Howard, Director, 122 Chadbourne Hall, (207)581-3143
The Bachelor of University Studies Program provides the opportunity to coordinate the offerings of the Continuing Education Division and Summer University into an individually planned degree program. The BUS is designed specifically and solely for part-time students.
The BUS is offered for (1) individuals who did not continue directly to higher education after high school and who find that family, job, and other responsibilities do not allow a full-time program of study; (2) those who have discontinued college or university programs and who now wish to re-enter a degree program and (3) those with associate degrees who may wish to pursue a broader based baccalaureate program. The Bachelor of University Studies is not intended to duplicate or displace current programs or offerings of the University or of other schools and colleges.
The BUS degree differs in two major respects from traditional BA and BS degrees. First, it is offered only through the Continuing Education Division and only for adults who attend the University on a part-time basis. Second, each student, in consultation with a CED advisor, will design a program leading to specific educational goals but not necessarily within any one department, division, school, or college.
A BUS advisory committee composed of representatives of each of the University’s colleges approves individual plans. Students in the Bachelor of University Studies must complete The University of Maine’s general education requirements in addition to program requirements including: UST 100, Introduction to the Bachelor of University Studies; UST 300, Special Topics: and, UST 499, Senior Capstone.
The BUS is designed to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of the individual part-time adult student. Prior to the submission of a University of Maine admission application form, prospective students must meet with an advisor of the Continuing Education Division. For an appointment or for further information call (207) 581-3305 or visit the web page at http://dll.umaine.edu/bus/