Bachelor of Arts Individualized Program

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Do you have some college courses under your belt and want to finish the degree you started? Or are you looking for a flexible program that will help you balance your other responsibilities with your education? Get on the fast track to earn a bachelor’s and create your own degree online or in person at Thomas More University. 

Our Bachelor of Arts Individualized Program allows you to take just the undergraduate courses you need and combine them with any credits you’ve already earned to complete your bachelor’s degree in as few as 12 months. In our accelerated individualized studies degree program, you’ll gain and sharpen the job skills employers want most, including critical thinking, creativity, leadership, collaboration, and more. At the same time, you get to design your bachelor’s degree in individualized studies to achieve specific goals and set yourself up for success. 

Build your own degree program on your own terms
At Thomas More, we understand that life happens. Not every student’s degree path is a simple straightaway. That’s why we have designed the individualized studies degree program for working adults who want to finish their bachelor’s degree and advance their current career or move to a new one.

Why earn a Bachelor of Arts Individualized Program at Thomas More?

If you have many interests and you’d like to build your own degree program using college credits you’ve already earned, you’ve come to the right place. Through the accelerated Bachelor of Arts in individualized studies degree program at Thomas More University, you will get a values-based education with proven long-term gain. In fact, a 2019 Georgetown University report ranked Thomas More #1 out of 28 schools in Kentucky for return on investment. 

At Thomas More, we’ve made it easy to earn a bachelor’s degree that is meaningful to you. As an individualized major, you’ll receive a private university education that helps you complete your bachelor’s degree, no matter where you started it. Our enrollment and advising teams will be here to guide you every step of the way. And our concierge service is available for additional support throughout your program.  

While working toward your individualized studies degree, you will:

  • Take the fast track to success. Build your own degree program to earn a bachelor’s at your own pace in as few as 12 months.
  • You design your degree. Almost no other colleges with individualized majors gives you the power to create the right degree you need. At Thomas More University, you have the freedom and power to choose whichever courses you need to design your degree and set yourself up for success. 
  • Learn in class sizes of 20–25 students. Whether you take classes in person or online, small class sizes mean your instructor will always have time answer your questions and offer personalized guidance as your work toward finishing your bachelor’s degree.
  • Gain marketable job skills. Hone your critical thinking and communication skills that will help you for the rest of your life and career. 
  • Learn from experienced, dedicated faculty. Our professors are interdisciplinary, professional and knowledgeable, with real-world experience they bring to the classroom. They are here to give you everything you need to find success as you design your degree and finish your bachelor’s.

“Thomas More University really made sense for me not only because of the culture and curriculum, but also for the overall cost.”

Rachel Blankenship ’22

Is an individualized studies degree right for me?

Of course, but don’t take our word for it.

When you choose to build your own degree program at Thomas More, you will not only study at one of the best private colleges with individualized majors, but also one with a proven track record of success.

Thomas More is ranked in the top half of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Value Schools in the Regional Universities South based on academic qualities, tuition costs, and the average level of financial aid.   

Furthermore, Thomas More has the highest long-term gain on its ROI, according to a 2019 Georgetown report—at more than $1 million.

As you design your degree at Thomas More, the undergraduate courses you’ve already completed and your career and personal interests are taken into consideration. 

Our individualized studies degree coursework includes a Liberal Arts Core. These undergraduate courses will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills you can apply in a wide variety of career fields. Explore classes such as:

  • Literature, Writing, and Research
  • Social Science
  • Theology
  • Philosophy 
  • Communication
  • Natural Science
  • History
  • Fine Arts 
  • Mathematics

While we work to maintain cost-effective tuition for every individualized major at Thomas More, our advisors will work with you to create a personalized financial aid package that includes:

  • Education benefits for veterans 
  • Employer tuition reimbursement 
  • Saints resource of $120–-$160 per course to help offset your course materials

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement, and we can also help you understand your company’s benefits.

Your admission application to Thomas More also serves as your scholarship application. In addition, our advisors can help you get and evaluate your transcripts and tell you which college credits will transfer to help you earn your bachelor’s degree more quickly.

For a current list of  tuition and fees please click HERE.

Earning an individualized studies degree from Thomas More University could be the next step for your career, but it doesn’t have to be your last. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the more degrees you earn, the higher salary you can potentially earn.

With an individualized studies degree, you could be well on your way to a career in a specialized field such as: 

  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Communications 
  • Management 

As an individualized major, you will have a solid base to build from and continue your education in graduate school.