Skip to main content
University Studies

Morehead State's University Studies degree provides you with a strong liberal arts core and can serve as a springboard for further study or a career in higher education.

Students may pursue an Associate of Arts (AA) in University Studies or Bachelor of University Studies (BUS) degree. A major, minor, or area of concentration is not required for the Bachelor of University Studies degree. Except for the 15 hours of general education requirements, no prescribed program of study is required for the Associate of Arts in University Studies. Students may take a wide variety of subjects or concentrate all studies beyond the general education requirements in a single discipline.
 

Location

This program is offered at the Morehead campus as well as online.
 

Options

  • Bachelor of University Studies (BUS)
  • Bachlor of University Studies (BUS) - Professional Studies Track (online)
  • Associate of Arts (AA) in University Studies

Program Requirements

The first step is admission to Morehead State University, see  MSU's admission requirements.
 

Bachelor of University Studies (BuS)

  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.
 

Bachelor of University Studies (BUS) - Professional Studies Track (online)

  1. Complete or be dually enrolled in an AAS, AS or AA degree program.
  2. Meet MSU's requirements for admission, which include a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all classes taken.
  3. Apply and be accepted to MSU.
 

Associate of Arts (AA) in University Studies

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours of prescribed and elective college credit. See the academic programs section of this catalog for the specific requirements of your program. A prescribed program is not required for the Associate of University Studies.
  2. Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all work at the University.
  3. Complete at least 16 credit hours at Morehead State University, including one semester preceding graduation. Correspondence courses do not satisfy this requirement.
  4. Complete the 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.
  5. For students with 24 or more transfer credit hours, the  FYS 101  requirement is waived but the student must complete an additional course in SBS I or SBS II to meet general education requirements.
  6. Complete 15 credit hours of general education requirements
 

For course lists and program requirements, please refer to the undergraduate catalog.
 

Career Opportunities

Many of our University Studies graduates go on to pursue careers in Higher Education and non-profit work.
 

MSU's Career Services offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.

  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
    1-800-585-6781
  • Admissions
    121 E. Second St., Morehead, KY 40351
    1-800-585-6781
  • Financial Aid
    121 E. Second St., Morehead, KY 40351
    606-783-2011
  • Accounting & Financial Services (Student Billing)
    207 Howell-McDowell, Morehead, KY 40351
    606-783-2019
  • Registrar
    201 Ginger Hall, Morehead, KY 40351
    606-783-2008
Major In You.