Our flexible university studies program gives college students the opportunity to earn a customized bachelor's degree online through an affordable and nationally accredited university.
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The B.U.S. degree is designed to provide a unique, nontraditional and interdisciplinary program for students whose goals and objectives cannot be met via a traditionally established academic major or minor.
If you're an adult with existing college credits looking to return to school to complete your bachelor's degree, you may qualify for the NDSU Degree Completion Program.
Apply before August with no application fee or undergraduate test score requirement. Our online programs receive in-state tuition. First-year, international and transfer students can begin by completing our online application.
Students seeking this degree begin by talking with an advisor about their long-range goals and aspirations. The advisor will work with you in preparing your proposal, which includes a statement of goals, a summary of previous education and experience and a plan of study for the degree.
A minimum of 15 credits must be included in the proposal, which are completed following approval by the B.U.S. Program Review Committee.
Instead of a major, students create an area of interest. Each area of emphasis must include a minimum of 12 credits of study with at least six of those being upper division credits.
Your plan must be submitted by October 1 for spring or summer graduation; February 1 for fall graduation.
If you can identify a career, our advisors can help you make plans to achieve that goal with the B.U.S. degree program.
This degree program encourages you to think about your future goals and helps you prepare for the kind of life you hope to lead following graduation.
“My advisor showed me options that would allow me to balance family, school and a career and still have success in all those areas.”
Recent NDSU Graduate
“It was great to work with somebody who genuinely wanted me to succeed and wanted to help me on my journey.”
Bachelor of University Studies Degree With a Minor in Biology
“You’ll never look back and regret getting it. There is no perfect time in your life to finish, so why not start now?”
Returned To Complete Degree After a Decade
“I am a single mom and work full-time. Flexibility was a requirement for me.”
Bachelor’s Degree in University Studies in the NDSU Degree Completion Program
Earn your bachelor's degree online from an affordable and nationally accredited university. Contact us today to learn more about where NDSU’s University Studies degree can take you.