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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Studies

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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.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: UST 499

Contact Information: Barbara Howard, Director, 122 Chadbourne Hall, (207)581-3143

The Bachelor of University Studies Program provides the opportunity to coordinate the offerings of UMaine’s Continuing and Distance Education and Summer University into an individually planned degree program. 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 either full-time or part-time. Students, in consultation with an advisor, design a plan of study leading to specific educational goals. 

A BUS advisory committee composed of representatives of each of the UMaine’s colleges approves individual plans. Students in the Bachelor of University Studies must complete the UMaine’s general education requirements in addition to BUS program requirements including: UST 100, Introduction to the Bachelor of University Studies; UST 300, Special Topics: and, UST 499, Senior Capstone. The BUS is a flexible and adaptable baccalaureate degree designed to meet the needs of part-time or full-time adult learners. Prior to the submission of a University of Maine admission application form, prospective students must meet with an advisor. For an appointment or for further information call (207) 581-3305 or visit the web page at


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