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Why University Studies?

University Studies is a non-specialist degree program designed for students with varied interests. Students in the University Studies program enjoy greater flexibility and breadth in subject matter than is provided by traditional degree programs. Graduates with a University Studies degree have found careers in management, social services, entertainment, and many other fields.

Advising

We strongly encourage you to be advised every semester. Ultimately, students are responsible for knowing and meeting all degree/graduation requirements in accordance with their relevant ISU catalog, and meeting regularly with an advisor can help assure that this is accomplished.
 
Formal advising for University Studies students takes place during the two weeks before registration begins, once the online schedule is available. However, you can meet at any time with the University Studies advisor (see contact information below).

 

Virginia Barnett (Advisor)
(208) 282-3119 
virginiabarnett@isu.edu

 

 

This is a non‐specialist degree program designed to meet the needs of students interested in broadly‐based education in the liberal arts. It provides greater flexibility and breadth in subject matter than provided by traditional degree programs.


This degree requires completion of the following program:

RequirementsCredits
8 of the 9 General Education Objectives 37
Upper division credits in the fine arts and humanities and/or social and behavioral sciences 21
Upper division credits from programs in the College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Science and Engineering, or the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences 15
Electives from accross the University 47
Total Credits 120
*Please note that no more than 24 credits from any one program can be counted as part of the 36 upper division credits above.  
 
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This degree requires completion of the following:       

RequirementsCredits
8 of the 9 General Education Objectives 37
Lower or upper division credits in the Arts and Humanities and/or Social and Behavioral Sciences in the College of Arts and Letters 6
Lower or upper division credits from the College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Science and Engineering, or the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences 9
Electives from across the University 8
Total Credits 60
*Please note that courses used by the student to fulfill General Education requirements may not be used to fulfill major requirements. ACAD, COT, PEAC, or DAAC courses may not be used to fulfill major requirements. 
 
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