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).
Also, you’ll need to transfer in 60 credits or more to complete the program entirely online. If you have less than 60 transfer credits, you can take some courses on campus or through another university to fulfill your credit requirements.
Can I complete this program in one year?
You can complete our program in one year if you are transferring 90 credits including a course equivalent to the MUM math graduation requirement. Depending on your personal goals, you may also take longer to complete the degree. See courses and degree requirements >
Is online learning right for me?
You must be self-motivated, organized and disciplined to successfully study online. The flexible schedule and ability to learn from home are appealing to many students.
Do I need to learn Transcendental Meditation before starting the program?
New U.S. online students learn the TM technique before enrolling at MUM.
- For info on the TM technique or finding a TM teacher, please visit TM.org
- MUM has a special TM course fee of $190 for students enrolling in online degree programs.
What are the entrance requirements?
How do I transfer my credits from previous institutions?
Undergraduate degree students can apply transfer credits to cover general education requirements, and electives, and up to half the course work in the major, for a maximum of 90 total credits. Transfer credits are accepted for courses completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
The Admissions Office can provide an estimate of your transferable credits based on transcripts provided during the application process. For more exact information, our Enrollment Center and academic advisors can evaluate your transcripts either before enrollment or during academic advising sessions after you’ve enrolled.
What are the graduation requirements?
How many hours can I expect to spend on this program?
You should plan to spend 12-14 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 24-28 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. There are two semester terms, a January term, and a summer term.
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
For associated costs, please visit our cost & aid calculator. Note that financial aid is not available for less than half-time enrollment.
Can students get financial aid for this program?
What are the learning outcomes for the Online Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences?
- 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
- Critical thinking: evaluate confidence in a thesis or judgment on the basis of logic, reliable evidence, ethical values, and openness to alternative assumptions and points of view
- Communications: respond to and express ideas, feelings, and information in speech, text, and other media
- Local and global citizenship: grounded in a global perspective, act effectively to address local economic, cultural, social, and environmental challenges