Bachelor of University Studies

The Bachelor of University Studies (B.U.S.) is UMaine’s degree completion program for busy adults. Perhaps many adults who have some higher-education experience but no bachelor’s degree find that life circumstances or interests make traditional on-campus study difficult.

Often family, job, and other responsibilities do not allow for full-time study. For these students, the B.U.S. program provides an excellent opportunity to develop a program of study that encompasses their interests and makes maximum use of existing transfer credits. The program is also available in part-time and online formats to accommodate the needs of working adults.

“It is never too late to pursue your educational goals,” says Nancy Bergerson, coordinator of student services and community education, a UMaine graduate who herself returned to earn a bachelors and master’s degree as an adult learner.

To meet the demands of adult learners, UMaine offers flexible course delivery formats, including online, video conferencing, and blended and live classes. The faculty and staff of the Hutchinson Center, an outreach center of the University of Maine, are committed to supporting mid-coast adults in completing their degrees.

With its multiple track options, the B.U.S. program provides an opportunity both for students who would benefit from an individually-designed interdisciplinary program of study, as well as for students who would prefer a more prescribed curriculum. More information is online:

For additional information on degree completion at the Hutchinson Center, contact Nancy Bergerson, 338.8049;