An online bachelor’s in University Studies will help you gain the broad-based education you need to qualify for a position in many top industries.

Today, a bachelor’s degree is often required for entry into the professional world. With our University Studies bachelor’s program, you can transfer in a significant number of credits and get credit for your work experience, allowing you to complete your bachelor’s in as little time as possible. It’s the smart way to get the degree credentials you need.

Take the First Step
Get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission.
We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

Additional lifetime earnings of those with a bachelor's degree vs. those without a bachelor’s degree

Program Length

As little as 1 year, depending on transferred credits 


  • Online

Tuition per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Students who want to gain a broad-based education applicable to many careers
  • Professionals who need a bachelor's degree to advance in their career
  • Students lacking only a few credits for their bachelor's
  • Those who want a degree for personal enrichment

Career Paths

  • Office Manager
  • Executive Assistant
  • Sales Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Warehouse Manager

What You’ll Learn

Through our University Studies program, you’ll gain a broad base of knowledge spanning such subjects as history, English, science, and the arts. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of how different disciplines interrelate.
  • Apply critical-thinking skills to the decision-making process.
  • Communicate clearly on a professional level.
  • Behave ethically.
  • Apply theories and best practices to real-world problems.

Program Details

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

If you are serving or have served our country, we sincerely thank you. Our military services office is here to work closely with active duty, retired, reserve, and eligible family members qualified for military benefits. Learn how we can help you with the application process and review the benefits you have earned.

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

The University of Mary is committed to putting your educational goals within reach. Learn what scholarships you qualify for.

We welcome transfer students from regionally accredited community and junior colleges and four-year colleges and universities. If you’ve ever been enrolled in any such institution, you are a transfer student. The following will be needed when you have applied for admission so we can get you accepted into the undergraduate program:

  • A non-refundable $30 application fee
  • Transcripts (official or unofficial) from every college previously attended.
    • Attended the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office.
    • Have your transcripts sent to:
      Office of Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Or request to send electronic transcripts to

Prospective students with at least 24 transferable credits must have a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher. If you have fewer than 24 transfer hours to evaluate, we also require the following to determine your opportunity for success:

  • Academic transcript(s) from high school or GED transcript (if applicable) and any college(s) concurrently attended during high school.
  • An official score report from the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) examination (if you are under 21).

Admissions and a free preliminary transfer credit review can be completed with unofficial transcripts from any previous colleges or universities you attended. Official, final transcripts must be submitted prior to enrolling in classes. 

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