Bachelor of University Studies

If you are interested in earning an adaptable degree that you can mold to your interests and specific career aspirations, the Bachelor of University Studies (BUS) may be a good choice.

This degree provides the flexibility for an advanced student to change direction and build upon prior educational experiences in multiple disciplines. It will provide you with focused preparation for your career path and concentrated study in two areas as you complete two minors.

For further information, contact the Gateway Student Success Center at 928-523-4772

Degree requirements 

To major in University Studies, you must:

  • have 60 credit units completed or in progress
  • be a current NAU student or have been admitted to NAU
  • be a Flagstaff Mountain Campus student
  • complete the application and submit to the Gateway Student Success Center. This degree is available beginning in the 2012-2013 catalog.

Career opportunities 

With this versatile degree, you will be equipped to begin a variety of career paths, including:

  • writing and editing
    • grant writing
    • entrepreneurship 
    • publishing
  • program administration
    • non-profits
    • corporate
    • non-governmental organization (NGO)
    • event planning

Program learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills of written/oral communication in a final project report.
  • Demonstrate analytic reasoning/critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning in a final project report.
  • Apply knowledge of human cultures, diversity, and global issues to intra/interpersonal situations.
  • Apply knowledge of the physical/natural world and scientific literacy in appropriate contexts and to situations involving the interaction of any environment.
  • Demonstrate problem solving and project management in a real world setting.
  • Synthesize the skills and objectives from the breadth of liberal studies, diversity, and two disciplines to apply to novel situations specific to career goals.

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