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UofM 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
UofM 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Baccalaureate Contract Program (Design Your Own Degree)


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Baccalaureate Contract Program (Design Your Own Degree)

Undergraduate students admitted to the College of Professional & Liberal Studies may design either of two degrees through the Baccalaureate Contract Program: the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (B.L.S.) or the Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.). To be eligible for this program, a student must have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.0. Upper-division courses within the student’s Coordinated Study (i.e., major) must be from two or more departments on campus. In addition, the proposed degree must be unlike any other degree offered by the University of Memphis. All baccalaureate contracts will be reviewed and approved by a baccalaurate contract advisor and by the Assistant Director of Student Services in the College of Professional & Liberal Studies. The baccalaureate contract must include work to be completed in the following areas: (1) General Education, (2) Coordinated Study, (3) Thematic Studies, (4) a Senior Project, and (5) General Electives.

Additional information may be found on the College of Professional & Liberal Studies website.

University General Education Program (41 hours)


See University General Education Program  for the General Education requirements.

College Requirements (9 hours)


Coordinated Study (33 or 36 hours)


33 or 36 upper-division hours from at least two disciplines/departments (Please note: A minimum of 12 hours in each discipline is required and no more than 21 hours in one subject area. Courses must tie together into a cohesive program.)

Thematic Studies (6 hours)


6 credit hours of Thematic Studies

Senior Project (3 hours)


3 credit hours of Senior Project

General Electives


Approved general electives to bring the total hours earned to 120.

Graduation Requirements


  • At least 120 semester hours total with at least 42 upper division hours
  • At least 30 semester hours must be awarded by UofM
  • At least 45 semester hours at the 3000-4000 level

Additional Information


Additional information may be found on the College of Professional & Liberal Studies website.

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