MSU at Mt. Sterling
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MSU at Mount Sterling
Clay Community Center
3400 Indian Mound Drive
Mount Sterling, KY 40353
Fax: 606.783.9154

Service Area:
Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Menifee, Montgomery, Nicholas, and Powell County area


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 Associate Degree in University Studies

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The Associate of University Studies degree provides students, especially adult learners, the opportunity to design their own programs to meet their unique interests, career goals, and life circumstances.  It is a degree that allows students to concentrate in one or two areas of interest or take a wide variety of courses to meet personal, educational, or career goals.  The University Studies degree is ideal for students who are juggling home, school, career and life responsibilities.  It is designed for those who want to advance in their career, change careers, enroll in a graduate program, or pursue a lifelong interest beyond their career. 

Bachelor Degree in University Studies

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You do not have to complete a major, minor or area of concentration for the Bachelor of University Studies degree.  You may take a wide variety of subjects or concentrate all studies beyond the general education requirements in a single discipline.  You can combine classes into a field of study to be used within a Bachelor’s of University Studies degree.  For instance, if you are interested in leadership, you could complete a BUS   degree with your field of study in Organizational Leadership by taking the courses such as:

            Organizational Leadership

  • Organizational Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing 

OR complete a BUS degree with your field of study in Professional Communication by taking the courses such as:

            Professional Communication

  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Principles of Advertising
  • Professional Writing
  • Web Design or PR Workshop
  • Business Communications

OR complete your BUS degree with your field of study in Human Services by taking courses such as:

            Human Services

  • Management
  • HR Management
  • Marketing
  • Communication and Conflict
  • Organization Communication

Benefits of an Associate or Bachelor of University Studies degree

Flexibility in earning credit, students design their own degree, time availability of courses; evening, weekend, and day classes, degree can enhance career opportunities, allow students to pursue graduate study, or fulfill personal goals.