Thomas More Accelerated & Graduate Programs

Bachelor of Elected Studies, Individualized Program




March 15

Thomas More University understands that life happens. Not every student’s academic career goes in a straight line. Maybe you’ve attended one or more colleges or universities and never finished. That’s okay. We’re here to help you make good on that investment. Our accelerated Bachelor of Elected Studies Individualized Program allows you to take the credits you’ve already earned, add a few more, and create a bachelor’s degree that is meaningful to you. At Thomas More, you’ll finish your Bachelor of Elected Studies degree in as few as 15 months, classes are 100% online, and are taught by professors with real-world experience.

Why create your individualized bachelor’s degree at Thomas More?

At Thomas More University, we treat every student as a unique individual. Our accelerated degree programs are designed for working adults seeking to do more in their careers and achieve their goal of finishing the degree they started. Our curriculum will teach you top skills employers want, such as critical thinking, creativity, leadership, emotional intelligence, flexibility, collaboration, and more.

  • Whether online or in person, we limit your class size to 20-25 students, ensuring you get the personal attention you deserve.
  • You’ll be taught by a dedicated faculty with the academic credentials and professional experience to help you succeed.
  • You’ll earn your degree at your pace, which could be as few as 15 months, in person or online, on a schedule that works around your life.
  • Our enrollment and advising teams provide individual attention to help guide you throughout your program.
  • You’ll receive a values-based education that allows you to become the person you were meant to be, both personally and professionally.


“It’s given me the confidence to push through my comfort zone and to really make my dreams a reality.”

Carrie Ritz ’16, BBA, Strategic Account Analyst, Pelfetti Van Melle

Is a degree from Thomas More right for me?

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

In a 2019 Georgetown University report, Thomas More University was ranked #1 in Kentucky for ROI (Return on Investment) out of 28 public and private colleges and universities, with the highest long-term gain—at more than $1 million.

The more you earn, the more you can earn.

Earning a bachelor’s degree from Thomas More might be the next step in your career, but it shouldn’t be your last. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report illustrating that the more degrees you earn, the higher your salary potential. And the less likely you will find yourself unemployed during an economic downturn.

Liberal Arts Core (36 credit hours, 6 or 8-week courses):

ENG150 Literature, Writing, and Research – 3 credit hours

200-Level English – 3 credit hours

Social Science – 3 credit hours

Theology – 3 credit hours

Philosophy – credit hours

Communication – 3 credit hours

Natural Science – 3 credit hours

HIS101 World Civilization I – 3 credit hours

HIS102 World Civilization II – 3 credit hours

Fine Arts – 3 credit hours

BUA107 Mathematics for Business Decision Making – 3 credit hours

MAT121+ or higher – 3 credit hours

$515 a credit hour plus a $220 Saints resource fee, which includes a stipend for books. However, Financial Aid and Scholarships may be available.  Contact an Enrollment Coach today to see how much you qualify to receive!