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Why choose a Bachelor of University Studies through OSU?

Individualization and flexibility are features of the program leading to the degree of Bachelor of University Studies. The program is designed for goal-directed, motivated, and mature students who wish to tailor course choices to meet individual goals. The degree program allows students to prepare for professional careers that require extensive knowledge in a broad array of subjects. The Bachelor of University Studies allows you to focus on two or three areas of study that you select. You may use “major” courses from an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree to fulfill one of focus areas. 


A Bachelor of University Studies degree can be completed 100% online. OSU provides online degree choices to fit your busy schedule. Using the latest technologies, we put quality online courses within reach for students who are not able to attend classes on campus.


OSU uses Canvas for our learning management system and hosts your online courses and content. From lectures to discussions to submitting assignments, all course interaction is completed entirely online. All you need is the necessary discipline and access to computer capabilities. All instructors who teach online learning courses are the same quality faculty who teach on-campus courses.



By combining coursework across disciplines, students work with an adviser to tailor the curriculum to reach unique academic and career goals. Students complete 120 semester hours with at least 40 upper-division hours. Students choose two or three areas of concentration, which may include coursework from the requirements for a minor or certificate or a group of related courses approved by a departmental representative. If you have an AA, AS, or AAS degree, you can use college credit earned in your major in one area of concentration. Students work with an advisor in one of OSU's academic colleges.. 




Find admission requirements for online, freshman, international, readmission, concurrent and other students here:




Transfer Student Admissions and Transfer Credit Guide

Apply as a transfer student if you have attempted a minimum of 7 semester hours of college-level credit after graduation from high school. Want to know what credits transfer? Check out the Transfer Credit Guide.




2020-2021 Estimated Cost Per Credit Hour
  Resident Non-Resident
Tuition $178.55 $695.90
Fees $247.25 $247.25
Total $425.80 $943.15
Set semester block rate tuition & fees (12-18 hrs) $4,509.00 $12,269.25

* This is only an estimate of costs, based on currently approved 2020–2021 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks or exam and course fees. Costs will vary if coursework is not fully completed online. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer




All undergraduate students are eligible for scholarships awarded through the academic college.

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