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The Baccalaureate Contract Program

Undergraduate students admitted to University College 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 2.50. 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.

A Baccalaureate Contract Advising Committee, comprised of faculty members from the two primary departments represented in the student's Coordinated Study, will assist the student in the development and execution of a degree program that serves the student's needs and meets the academic requirements of University College and the University of Memphis. The committee members may be regular or adjunct members of the University of Memphis faculty. A third committee member is optional. The committee may direct the student in the preparation of a portfolio to obtain credit for knowledge gained through experience or nontraditional instruction (see Expenses and Aid for a description of credit evaluation fees in this bulletin).

All baccalaureate contracts will be reviewed and approved by a baccalaurate contract advisor and by the assistant dean of University College. 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.

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Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.)

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services
Apparel and Accessory Merchandising and Home Furnishings
Child Development
Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Services 
Health Services Administration
Human Services
Law Enforcement Administration
Non-Profit Development and Administration
Organizational Leadership
Paralegal Studies
Pre-school and Childcare Administration
Technology Management Services

Bachelor of Liberal Studies (B.L.S.)

Asian Studies and International Trade
Judaic Studies
Religion in Society
Religious Studies


Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services
American Studies
Child Development
Religion in Society

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