This undergraduate program attracts students with an individual vision of what they would like to pursue. With an advisor’s assistance, junior-level students can pair two minors to create a unique synergy.
Are you fascinated by two different subjects but don't want to major in either of them? Have you earned a substantial amount of credit already? Do you know what your future career will be and want an education tailored to your specific needs? If you have 60 or more units of earned college-level coursework and obtain the recommendation of an advisor, you can complete a degree that provides the flexibility to change direction and build upon prior educational experiences in multiple disciplines. This degree will provide you with rigorous study in two areas - you will complete two minors - and focused preparation for your career path.
Note: If you want to major in University Studies, you must have 60 units of university coursework successfully completed or in progress. Interested students can email SBS Academic Services and Advising for information on this major.
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
In addition to University Requirements:
Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 114|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Required|
|University Honors Program||Optional|
|Some online/blended coursework||Required|
|Progression Plan Link||View Progression Plan|
The mission of the B.U.S. degree program is to promote student success toward graduation and individual career goals through a flexible degree plan.
The Bachelor of University Studies (B.U.S.) degree program is designed for students interested in earning a degree that can integrate varied interests and specific career goals. Students synthesize the skills and objectives from their liberal studies and diversity requirements with two declared minors. Students also have the option of developing an individualized minor
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the B.U.S. degree, students will:
Develop skills in conducting interdisciplinary research
This major requires 42 to 54 units distributed as follows:
Take at least 36 units from:
The option of a BUS individualized minor is available only for students admitted into the BUS plan.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.