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Integrated Studies, A.A.

Requirements

The individualized nature of the Integrated Studies degree is attractive to students with multiple interests. Students integrate course work in emphases such as biology, earth science, business, health, literature, languages, communication, philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and the arts. Emphases from computer science and information systems, accounting, technology management, and physical education are also offered as part of this degree.

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements:   35 Credits 
  ENGL 1010   Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010   Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020   Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology  (3.0)  
Complete one of the following:  3
  MAT 1030   Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) (3.0)  
  MATH 1040   Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social Science majors) (3.0)  
  MATH 1050   College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions  majors) (4.0)  
  MATH 1090   College Algebra for Business (recommended or Business majors) (3.0)  
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700   US History to 1877  (3.0)  
and HIST 2710   US History since 1877  (3.0)  
  HIST 1700   American Civilization  (3.0)  
  HIST 1740   US Economic History  (3.0)  
  POLS 1000   American Heritage  (3.0)  
  POLS 1100   American National Government  (3.0)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050   Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100   Personal Health and Wellness  (2.0)  
or PES 1097   Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses   
  Biology  3
  Physical Science  3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science  3
  Humanities Distribution  3
  Fine Arts Distribution  3
  Social/Behavioral Science  3
Discipline Core Requirements:   17 Credits 
  Complete any courses 1000 or higher (if planning to complete a BA degree, see advisor for list of recommended courses)  17
Elective Requirements:    8 Credits 
  One Language (other than English) to include the 1010 or 1020 levels.  8

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours--minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. For the AA degree, completion of 8 credit hours of course work from one language.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
HIST 1700 American Civilization 3
or HIST 1740 US Economic History  
or POLS 1000 American Heritage  
or POLS 1100 American National Government  
Fine Arts Distribution  3
Elective   3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing 3
MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning 3
or MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics  
or MATH 1050 College Algebra  
or MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business  
Humanities Distribution  3
Elective   3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 or PHIL 205G or PHIL 205H Ethics & Values 3
HLTH 1100 Personal Health & Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life  
Physical Science Dist.  3
Elective or Language 1010 3
Elective   3
Elective   1
  Semester total: 15
Notes: Language 1010 is 4 credits
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology Distribution  3
Additional Science  3
Social/Behavioral Science  3
Elective or Language 1020  3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: Language 1020 is 4 credits
  Degree total: 60

Department

Name:

Integrated Studies

Location:

CB 311

Telephone:

801-863-8455

Email:

mark.olson@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/is

Chair:

Wayne Hanewicz

Chair UVU Email:

hanewiwa@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The Program in Integrated Studies serves students with interests and capabilities in more than one scholarly discipline. The degree trades disciplinary depth for breadth and for cross-disciplinary research and writing that culminate in a senior thesis. The Program encourages and supports interdisciplinary study across campus.

Special Program Characteristics

  • Students engage in interdisciplinary work that culminates in a senior thesis.
  • Students receive one-on-one feedback from multiple faculty advisors throughout their senior thesis process.
  • Students completing the Integrated Studies degree have developed skills in thinking, problem solving, collaborative work, gathering and analyzing data, writing, and speaking, and have done so on the foundation of solid (but not exhaustive) disciplinary emphases.
  • Faculty do campus-wide interdisciplinary work that includes team teaching across disciplines and collaborative projects.
  • The campus and local community benefit from our lecture series and our interdisciplinary conferences, as well as from our student-published journal.
 
 

Integrated Studies

  • Advisor: Lynne Hetzel 
  • Telephone: 801-863-6485
  • Email: ADVISING@uvu.edu
  • Appointments: Please call 801-863-8455

  • Administrative Support:
    Mark Olson 
  • Telephone: 801-863-5888
  • Email: mark.olson@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: 145A

 Curriculum

The individualized nature of the Integrated Studies degree is attractive to students with multiple interests. Students integrate course work in emphases such as biology, earth science, business, health, literature, languages, communication, philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and the arts. Emphases from computer science and information systems, accounting, technology management, and physical education are also offered as part of this degree.

Summary of the Degree

  • After becoming familiar with the material on the IS website, meet with advisors to plan course work. Various emphases may require specific courses and minimum grades. 2.5 GPA required for application.
  • Become matriculated into Integrated Studies by submitting an academic plan and an interest essay which must be signed by department advisors and the Integrated Studies committee.
  • Complete two approved 18-21 credit hour emphases from the following colleges/schools: College of Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science and Health; College of Technology and Computing; School of the Arts; Woodbury School of Business. More than 40 emphasis areas are available. For a list, please visit www.uvu.edu/is.
  • Complete the Integrated Studies Discipline Core with a minimum grade of C- in each class.
  • Complete forty hours of upper-division course work as part of the requirements in the emphasis areas & IS Core.
  • Complete thirty hours of course work in residency at UVU; at least 10 of these must be completed at UVU within the last 45 credit hours earned.
  • For a Bachelor of Arts degree, students must complete the 202G/2020 class in the chosen foreign language. For a Bachelor of Science degree, students must complete either MATH 1210 or MATH 2040.
 
 

Faculty

Scott Abbott(1999)

Professor

Department: Integrated Studies
Faculty



B.A., M.A. German Literature, Philosophy minor, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., German Literature, Princeton University.

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Kim Abunuwara(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Integrated Studies
Faculty



B.A., Ph.D., Theatre & Film, Brigham Young University; MFA, National Theatre Conservatory.

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Alan Clarke(2003)

Professor

Department: Integrated Studies
Faculty



LL.M. Human Rights Law, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; J.D., College of William and Mary; Ph.D. (ABD), York University.

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Wayne Hanewicz(2004)

Professor

Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Department Chair

Department: Integrated Studies
Faculty

B.S., M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of Michigan (Interdisciplinary).

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Gregory Jackson(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Integrated Studies
Faculty



B.A., History, M.A., French Studies, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. (ABD), History, University of Utah.

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Careers

Careers:  
For those completing the bachelor degree in Integrated Studies, various opportunities exist for advanced academic and professional degrees (a wide variety of MA and PhD programs, law school, medical and dental schools, MBA, MPA, etc.) and in the business environment. Many employers seek students with skills gained from liberal arts programs like Integrated Studies. These skills include general problem solving, the ability to comprehend diverse material, to write clearly, to think critically, and to work cooperatively.

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