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ECU University Studies Program

Thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Science in University Studies (BSUS) Program at East Carolina University. The BSUS curriculum was fully approved in December 2013 and is scheduled to go live January 6, 2014. 


Students interested in majoring in University Studies should READ THIS FIRST.


Students interested in declaring a major in University Studies should first complete the brief intake survey at this link:




After completing the intake survey, please make an appointment with the University Studies advisor by calling the Office of University Studies at (252) 737-5062. 


To learn more about the University Studies program, click here to read the Executive Summary.



Dr. Rondall Rice named Director of University Studies

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rondall Rice will be joining University Studies on July 1st, 2014 as Director of University Studies.  


Dr. Rice comes to us from the United States Air Force where he is ending his current assignment as Chief of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance of the 603rd Air and Space Operations Center, U.S. Air Forces Europe and U.S. Air Forces, Africa.  He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master of strategic studies with academic distinction from the Air War College, a master of arts in history from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a bachelor of science from the United States Air Force. 


He served two stints in the department of history at the US Air Force Academy. At the Academy, he led in creating, directing, and teaching interdisciplinary courses.  Dr. Rice has also held a number of positions in academic administration within military education programs and at the Academy. 


Our sincerest gratitude is extended to Dr. Nelson Cooper who has served as the interim director of the University Studies program during the initial year of planning and implementation.  His leadership has been outstanding as he has helped get the program off to a successful start.