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Embarking on the journey to attain a Bachelor of Science in University Studies requires the completion of 120 credit hours and maintaining a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0. These credits must include at least 36 advanced credit hours (3000- and 4000-level courses) and meeting the residency requirements for finishing a degree at our esteemed institution.

The curriculum for each University Studies Degree encompasses three fundamental areas: Major Content, Core Curriculum, and Electives.


  • The Major Content consists of 2 content areas, encompassing 24 hours for the primary content area and 21 hours for the secondary content area. These areas will be chosen by the student in consultation with a University Studies advisor, amounting to a total of 45 hours.

    • Primary Content Area – At least 12 of the 24 hours must be advanced (3000-4000 level) courses.

    • Secondary Content Area – A minimum of 6 of the 21 hours must be advanced (3000-4000 level) courses.

  • Students are advised to select courses from the approved department prefixes provided, ensuring that no more than 15 hours come from the same department prefix within the 45 hours of the Major Content.

Content Area Choices

AREA I: Art, Media, Humanities

Options include courses in a wide range of subjects such as Art, Communication, History, and Theater, among others.

AREA II: Business, Community Studies, Social Science

Encompasses courses in fields like Business, Economics, Sociology, and Political Science, among others.

AREA III: Engineering, Health & Wellness, Physical Science

Includes courses in areas such as Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, among others.


The UT Arlington Core Curriculum includes various component areas, including Communication, Mathematics, Life and Physical Sciences, Language, Philosophy and Culture, Creative Arts, and more. The curriculum also focuses on core objectives such as Critical Thinking Skills, Communication Skills, and Personal Responsibility.


Students must fulfill the 120-hour degree requirement, including 36 hours of advanced coursework. Electives should be chosen carefully to ensure they meet the program’s criteria.


This program allows working professionals to achieve the BS in University Studies, specifically designed for students transferring credit from approved programs at select partner institutions. The degree requirements align with the general BS in University Studies degree, but approved technical credits from partner institutions may be used to fulfill requirements. For more information, consult the list of approved technical pathways.

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