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About the B.U.S. Program

The Bachelor of University Studies (B.U.S.) is UMaine’s degree completion program for busy adults. Many adults who have some higher-education experience but no bachelor’s degree find that life circumstances or interests make a traditional major and/or on-campus study difficult. Often family, job, and other responsibilities do not allow for full-time study. For these students, the B.U.S. program provides an excellent opportunity to develop a program of study that encompasses their interests and makes maximum use of existing transfer credits. The program also available part-time and fully online to accommodate the needs of working adults.

The B.U.S. curriculum can be totally self-designed, or students may select one of three existing tracks (24 credit hours):

  • Labor Studies Track
  • Leadership Studies Track
  • Maine Studies Track

With its multiple track options, the B.U.S. program provides an opportunity both for students who would benefit from an individually-designed interdisciplinary program of study, as well as for students who would prefer a more prescribed curriculum.