Bachelor of University Studies Degree Requirements

A major, minor or area is not required for the Bachelor of University Studies (BUS). Students may take a wide variety of subjects or concentrate all studies beyond the general education requirements in a single discipline. For more information, see an advisor, regional campus director or visit the Student Service Center, 212 Rader Hall, in the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 606-783-9446.

A Bachelor of University Studies requires students to:

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of prescribed and elective college credit, 42 credit hours of which must be courses numbered 300 or above.
  2. Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all work completed at the University.
  3. Complete at least 32 credit hours at Morehead State University, with the last 16 hours preceding graduation earned from MSU. Correspondence courses do not satisfy this requirement.
  4. Complete 36 credit hours of general education courses. See the general education course requirements for a bachelor's degree.
  5. Complete a three-credit-hour FYS 101: First Year Seminar course during the first academic year if the student begins as a freshman or transfers to MSU with less than 24 credit hours.
  6. For students with 24 or more transfer credit hours, the FYS 101 requirement is waived; however, the student must complete an additional course in SBS I or SBS II to meet general education requirements.

Note: Credit earned by a combination of correspondence courses and credit by examination cannot exceed 32 credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree or 16 credit hours toward an associate degree.