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Why Choose a BS in University Studies?

Deciding on a college, major and ultimate career direction can be challenging. With so many fields to study, you may be overwhelmed trying to plan for your professional future – especially if you have a variety of interests and skills. If this describes your situation, you are not alone.

Most undergraduate students are unsure about what degree they want to pursue. About 30% change their major at least once within three years of enrollment, according to a 2017 report by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

A more general degree program like the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in University Studies from the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) might be the perfect fit if you're undecided on a college major.

What Is a BS in University Studies?

A B.S. in University Studies is a holistic degree that serves individuals with skill sets, knowledge and experience applicable to several fields. UHV's online University Studies program includes a math and science focus and allows students to tailor their degree to their interests.

If you're looking to finish your degree after leaving college for a time, you'll find that a bachelor's in university studies is a practical option. Many students have college credit but are unsure of what type of degree they want to put those credits toward. A major in university studies allows them to apply their knowledge to a more well-rounded education.

A degree that encapsulates proficiency in the arts, math and sciences also helps prepare students for employment. In fact, UHV's University Studies online program curriculum builds the communication and management skills employers seek.

Entrants to UHV's online program can potentially transfer up to 90 credit hours of previous college coursework, allowing them to shorten the time to completion. Transferring credits can also mean a savings on tuition from not having to repeat previously taken courses.

Career Paths With a University Studies Degree

Individuals with a B.S. in University Studies are especially prepared to work in the following roles:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Brand Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager

The University of Houston-Victoria's online B.S. in University Studies program allows students to achieve their academic goals while working full time or undertaking other responsibilities. The online format allows flexibility for students to complete their studies and assignments on their own time, at their own pace – without having to attend in-person instruction.

If you're looking to identify your strengths and skills, U.S. News & World Report has a quiz that helps point the way to major(s) that might be best for you. The quiz offers a quick way to assess your strengths, even if deciding on a major is often a longer process.

A university studies degree helps equip students with the critical thinking, analytical and creative skills needed for nearly every career field. If you are worried about limiting your potential with the wrong bachelor's degree, a more general one might be just what you need.

UHV offers two online options for a University Studies degree: B.A. and B.S. Featured in this article, the B.S. is a strong choice for those seeking a math and science emphasis who also want to develop their communication and management skills.

Learn more about UHV's online B.S. in University Studies program.


National Center for Education Statistics: Beginning College Students Who Change Their Majors Within 3 Years of Enrollment What Can You Do With a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies

U.S. News & World Report: College Major Quiz by Innate

U.S. News & World Report: U.S. News Guide to College Majors

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