University Studies

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Looking for flexibility in pursuing a Bachelor's of Science Degree?  BYU-Idaho's online Bachelor of Science in University Studies degree offers students the ability to customize their degree by combining several areas of interest into an individual degree plan.

The requirements for this degree are:

  • Completion of Foundation courses
  • Completion of university requirements (see university catalog)
  • A combination of one minor and two clusters or two minors and one cluster
  • 15 credits must be upper division courses through BYU-Idaho (listed below)
  • At least 30 credits must be taken online through BYU-Idaho

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students with this degree are prepared for a career in the following fashion:

Students who desire to tailor their own program can graduate with the Bachelor of Science in University Studies. The University Studies degrees require the completion of Foundations and University requirements, a minor and two clusters, or two minors and a cluster, at least 120 credit hours of which 15 must be upper division and 30 must be taken in residence. This degree is not designed to prepare students to compete in the job market in specific areas such as business or accounting. University Studies is a degree program generally not intended for transfer, however, some graduate schools will admit students with this degree. Students who plan to attend graduate school should verify this fact before pursuing a university studies degree.

To understand more about this program contact our online advising team at  onlineadvising@byui.edu

MINORS:
BUSINESS
COMMUNICATION
COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
COMPUTER SCIENCE
ENGLISH
FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH
FINANCE
HEALTH SCIENCE
HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION
MARRIAGE & FAMILY STUDIES
WEB DESIGN
WEB DEVELOPMENT
CLUSTERS:
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
ART - GRAPHIC DESIGN
BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
COMPUTER SCIENCE
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
ENGLISH LANGUAGE & USAGE (HUMANITIES MAJORS ONLY)
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH
FAMILY STUDIES
GENERAL BUSINESS FOR ACCOUNTING MAJORS
GENERAL ECONOMICS
HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH STUDIES
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
LITERARY ANALYSIS - LITERATURE
PRE-LAW
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
PROGRAMMING
PROJECT LIFECYCLE
PARENTING EMPHASIS - PSYCHOLOGY
PUBLIC HEALTH
SOCIOLOGY
VISUAL COMMUNICATION
WEB
CONCENTRATIONS:
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH
HEALTH PROMOTION
HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

DEGREE OVERVIEW

The BS in University Studies degree can be taken entirely online. Students must complete the 40 credits of required Foundations courses, 48 - 63 credits of major courses and additional 17 - 32 elective credits to reach a total of 120 credits (15 of these total credits must be upper division classes from BYU-Idaho - 300 to 400 level classes, online or on-campus.)

Use the list of online courses and check the catalog to find out about course availability and offerings, or contact us today at (208) 496-1800.

Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life, so the time it takes to complete it varies for each person. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students have up to eight years to complete a program.

BYU-Idaho Online Courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet the admission requirements can apply directly to an online degree program to begin the next semester. Once admitted, students can begin immediately working on program requirements. Students who did not come through the Pathway gate are encouraged to take GS 111: Introduction to BYU-Idaho in their first semester. This one-credit block course prepares students to succeed in the online environment as well as charting a course to graduation.