An online Bachelor of 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 students from various backgrounds, including transfer students from institutionally accredited colleges and universities recognized by the US Dept. of Education and those with military or career and work experience. 

How do I show my previous college, military, or work experience?

  • Official transcripts (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions.

    • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? 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
  • Students with previous career or work experience can earn credits for prior learning.
    • You can choose to test for prior learning credits — we convert your test scores into college credit.
    • You can request a portfolio review for prior learning credits. You’ll assemble documentation to show your experience, which will be reviewed and evaluated by an experienced faculty member.
  • Military experience can count towards a degree.
  • All of our programs require you to fill out the general application form in addition to submitting the application fee and your transcripts.
  • Any program-specific requirements you’ll need to submit in addition to the items listed above can be found in our catalog.

At the University of Mary, we review every application on an individual basis, ensuring that the materials you submit are evaluated with care and attention. Reach out to us if you have any questions in filling out your application.

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