Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in University Studies

The University Studies degree is a new, unique, flexible academic program that allows adult students the opportunity to obtain an undergraduate degree from the University of Evansville. Students may choose either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

The Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degrees in University Studies offers two distinct pathways for degree completion.

Pathway 1 is for adults who have already earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science or its equivalent (60 hours).

Pathway 2 is for adult students who have not earned any previous college credit or have a limited amount of credit earned.


The University of Evansville has an excellent reputation for a high value education at an affordable price. You’ll be pleased to find our adult undergraduate degree completion programs competitively and affordably priced, without compromising on the high-quality education all UE students experience. Current tuition rates are available on our Student Financial Services webpage.

Flexible Classes

The flexible nature of this program provides courses available in both the traditional classroom and in an online format. The student will work directly with their advisor to map out a distinct academic plan and will choose courses that work best to satisfy the needs for the degree completion.

To still be able to benefit your family by getting a better job, better education and in a way that you can still take care of your family is big. The Center for the Advancement of Learning program allowed me to do that.

Joe Holmes ’17, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership


The program is designed to allow students to create an individual plan of study by selecting courses that will assist in the development of intellectual and practical skills, personal and social responsibility, and the competencies necessary for career development and advancement. Courses are offered in-seat and in online formats.

Students will work directly with an advisor to create a personalized academic plan resulting in earning the 120 credit hours required for graduation.

General Education Courses – 41 credit hours*
Senior Capstone – 3 credit hours

Courses of different academic disciplines to fulfill upper level courses (39 credits) and free electives (21 credits).

*Credits transferred may satisfy some of the hours required.

Experience Matters

Adults who have little to no college credit have the opportunity to apply for up to 12 hours of prior learning credit. The student must be admitted to the program to submit a portfolio for review for each course for which prior learning credit is requested. There is a standard fee for portfolio assessment and for the college-equivalent credit awarded.

Applicants with military training and experience may be able to receive up to 12 credit hours depending on their military experience and the degree program the student chooses. A full review of the transcripts will be completed after an offer of admission is granted.

Get Started

  • Must be out of high school five years.
  • Submit high school and any official college transcripts.
  • Complete application.
  • Résumé reflecting any working experience.

Submit your application for UE's University Studies program today!