Baccalaureate Contract Program

Undergraduate students seeking specific learning interests not satisfied through other academic departments may create an individualized program of study through the Baccalaureate Contract Program.

Creating an individualized program of study is both challenging and rewarding. Students choosing to create an individualized program of study should be prepared to:

  • Propose a program of study totally different from any other undergraduate degree offered by the University of Memphis
  • Choose appropriate courses to form at least two separate and distinct disciplines
  • Determine how the proposed program of study will aid in achieving academic and career goals

Professional/Liberal Studies (on campus)

Interdisciplinary Studies (TN eCampus online)

  Requirements:

  • 2.5 minimum GPA required for admission
  • 120 credit hours with at least 42 upper-division hours
  • 33 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.)
  • 9 credits hours in Coordinated Study must be from UofM
  • 6 credit hours of Thematic Studies
  • 3 credit hours of Senior Project

  Requirements:

  • No minimum GPA required for admission
  • 120 credit hours with at least 45 upper-division hours
  • 24 upper-division hours from two distinct emphasis areas/departments (Please note: A minimum of 12 hours in each discipline is required and no more than 24 hours in one subject area. Courses must tie together into a cohesive program.)
  • 12 hours of upper-division electives related to the emphasis areas
  • 9 credits hours in Coordinated Study must be from UofM
  • 6 credit hours of Thematic Studies
  • 3 credit hours of Senior Project

  Degrees available:

  Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) 

  Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS)

  (Transcript reflects concentration areas)

  Degree available:

  Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS)

  (Transcript reflects Interdisciplinary
  Studies major only; emphasis areas
  are not specified)

  Sample Contract

  Start a Contract

  Sample TN eCampus (RODP) Contract

  Start a TN eCampus (RODP) Contract

  • Contract Submission Deadlines: Summer Graduation - February 15th, Fall Graduation - May 15th, Spring Graduation - September 15th
  • Baccalaureate Contract must be approved by the University College Review Committee before degree plan becomes official.
  • Note: Document must be downloaded and saved to your desktop before you enter your information. Form can not be completed through web link. Carefully review additional submission directions on the last page of the document.