Is this program entirely online?
Yes. However, before you enroll you’ll need to learn the TM technique since it is a key element of Consciousness-Based education. This instruction will be in-person with a certified TM teacher near you (or on our Fairfield, IA campus).
Can I complete this program in one year?
Is online learning right for me?
You must be self-motivated, organized and disciplined to successfully study online.
Do I need to learn Transcendental Meditation before starting the program?
Learning the Transcendental Meditation technique is required before beginning the program. An MUM admissions counselor will help connect you with a TM teacher in your area.
TM instruction will cost $240 for applicants and accepted students to the Online BALA. This a discounted rate especially for MUM applicants and online students.
What are the entrance requirements?
How do I transfer my credits from previous institutions?
MUM will accept as transfer credit toward its bachelor’s degree programs credit earned at any college that is a member of the Higher Learning Commission or other comparable U.S. “regional” accrediting association, or at an international university of comparable accreditation, or at an international university that has been specifically approved by the Registrar. Transfer credit is always evaluated on a course-by-course basis. More information is available at:
Transfer Credit Policy
What are the graduation requirements?
How many hours can I expect to spend on this program?
You should plan to spend 8-12 hours per week for a 4-credit eight week course. If you are taking 2 courses during an eight week period, you should plan to spend 12-20 hours per week of reading, creating assignments and discussion forum posts, and studying course materials.
The time it takes to complete an online course successfully depends on your willingness to stick to a regular schedule and learn to study effectively more than on any other factor.
How many weeks are in each course?
4-credit courses are eight weeks long and 2-credit course are four weeks long for this program. There are two semester terms, a January term and summer.
What are the options for full-time and part-time enrollment?
You can attend part-time, full-time or take one course at a time choose the pace that is best for you. The specific options are as follows:
- Full-time: 12 credits or more per semester
- Three-quarters time: 9-11 credits per semester
- Half-time: 6-8 credits per semester
- 5 or less credits
For associated costs, please visit our cost & aid calculator. Note that financial aid is not available for less than half-time enrollment.
Can students can get financial aid for this program?
Student financial aid is available to eligible degree-seeking students who are admitted. If you are considering applying to the BALA degree program and want to receive financial aid, you are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found here as soon as possible. The MUM school code is: 011113
For more information about financial aid, visit our Cost & Aid Calculator. Also, feel free to contact our financial aid office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (641) 472-1156.
What are the Learning Outcomes for the BALA program?
Development of Consciousness
Display improvements in perception, thinking, feeling, and overall growth of consciousness.Health
Display a healthy and optimal quality of life that allows them to get through their daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress.Holistic Thinking
Apply unifying principles within and across disciplines to synthesize ideas, integrate divergent perspectives, and understand what they have learned in light of their own consciousness.
Evaluate their confidence in a thesis or judgment on the basis of logic, reliable evidence, ethical values, and openness to alternative assumptions and points of view.
Respond to and express ideas, feelings, and information in speech, text, and other media.
Local and Global Citizenship
Grounded in a global perspective, students will be able to act effectively to address local economic, cultural, social, and environmental challenges.