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Legal Studies, B.S.

Requirements

Programs in Legal Studies at UVU offer an applied and technical perspective in U.S. law and legal practice. The department provides dynamic and timely offerings in many topics in law and clinical law practice, focusing on career-ready skills. The AAS, AS, and BS degrees, as well as the Certificate of Proficiency, in Legal Studies are approved by the American Bar Association.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Completion of PRLG 1000, PRLG 2000, PRLG 2100, PRLG 2200, and PRLG 2300 with C+ or higher. 
 
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 (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (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
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
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: 55 Credits
All PRLG core discipline core courses must be completed with minimum C+ grade or higher 
  PRLG 1000 Introduction to American Law 3
  PRLG 2000 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3
  PRLG 2100 Civil Litigation I   3
  PRLG 2200 Legal Research and Writing I 3
  PRLG 2300 Technology in Law Practice 3
  PRLG 3100 Civil Litigation II 3
  PRLG 4200 Legal Research and Writing II  3
  PRLG 3300 Criminal Law and Procedure  3
  PRLG 4400 Family Law  3
  LEGL 3000 Business Law  3
  PRLG 481R Internship  3
Required Business and Related Courses
  ACC 1750 Applied Accounting 4
  MGMT 2110 Interpersonal Communication 3
  MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication 3
  MKTG 2390 Professional Business Presentations 3
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior 3
  MKTG 3890 Career Preparation 3
  SOC 320G Race and Minority Relations 3
Elective Requirements: 30 Credits
Choose Three (3) from the following in consultation with advisors or faculty. (Consider the need to have sufficient upper division courses to meet the 40 hours of upper division required for graduation) Any LEGL or PRLG course or: 9
  CJ 2350 Laws of Evidence (3.0)  
  CJ 4160 Constitutional Criminal Rights (3.0)  
  HIST 3870 Constitutional History to Plessy 1896 (3.0)  
  HIST 3880 Constitutional History since Plessy 1896 (3.0)    
  PHIL 3710 Philosophy of Law (3.0)  
  PJST 3000 Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies (3.0)  
  POLS 4790 US Constitution  
Other electives which could include a minor from another department, emphasis in mediation and negotiation, or other curriculum in consultation with faculty or advisors.   21

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 or more semester credits with 40 semester credits from 3000 and 4000 level courses.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. Must have a grade of (C+) or higher in all core and legal elective requirements.
  3. Residency hours-- minimum of 30 credit hours of School of Business courses through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

NOTE: Students will be limited to 9 hours of upper-division credit until MATRICULATION is completed.

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
MAT 1030/MAT 1035/STAT 1040/STAT 1045/MATH1050/MATH 1055/MATH 1090 Quantitative Literacy 3
American Institutions American Institution List 3
Social/Behavioral Science Social/Behavioral Science Distribution 3
PRLG 1000 Introduction to American Law 3
PRLG 2000 Introduction to Paralegal Studies 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
PRLG 2100 Civil Litigation I 3
PRLG 2200
Legal Research and Writing I 3
Humanities Distribution List 3
Social/Behavioral Science Distribution List 3
HLTH 1100/PE 1097 Personal health & Wellness/Fitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 17
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Biology Distribution List 3
PRLG 2300 Technology in Law Practice 3
PRLG 3100 Civil Litigation II 3
MKTG 2390 Professional Business Presentations 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
LEGL 3000 Business Law 3
PRLG 3300 Criminal Law and Procedure 3
ACC 1750 Applied Accounting 4
Fine Art Distribution List 3
Physical Science Distribution List 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 2110 Interpersonal Communication 3
PRLG 4200 Legal Research and Writing II 3
PRLG 4400 Family Law 3
Third Science Additional Biology or Physical Science Distribution 3
MKTG 2200 Written Business Communication 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior 3
Upper Division Elective  In consultation with advisor or faculty 3
MKTG 3890 Career Preparation 3
Elective One of three from the "Elective Requirements Group" 3
Elective In consultation with advisor or faculty 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
SOC 320G Race and Minority Relations 3
Elective One of three from the "Elective Requirements Group" 3
Elective One of three from the "Elective Requirements Group" 3
Upper Division Elective In consultation with advisor or faculty 3
Upper Division Elective In consultation with advisor or faculty 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
PRLG 481R Internship 3
Elective In consultation with advisor or faculty 3
Elective In consultation with advisor or faculty 3
Elective In consultation with advisor or faculty 3
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 120

Department

 Name:

Organizational Leadership

Location:

WB 146W

Telephone:

801-863-8134

Email:

organizationalleadership@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/woodbury/management/

Chair:

Jeff Peterson

 
 

Mission Statement

The Department of Organizational Leadership supports and drives forward the Vision of the Woodbury School of Business (WSB), which is (that) “…(a)s a community-engaged school of business that integrates teaching and scholarship, we aspire to be a school of choice and a leader in student development, entrepreneurship, global involvement, and innovative teaching.”

We do this, as do all departments in the WSB, through…

  • Quality instruction and student involvement
  • Faculty and student scholarship
  • Community outreach and engaged learning
  • Integration and application of knowledge
  • Social, ethical, cultural, and global literacy
 
 

Hospitality Management

Program Coordinator: Doug Miller

Career Opportunities

The Hospitality Management program prepares graduates for employment in one of the fastest growing segments of the nation’s economy. The additions of several new convention centers in the state have dramatically increased the need for hotel and restaurant facilities. Students are marketable in a wide range of hospitality and tourism areas such as: hotel, resort, and motel management; event planning; restaurant and institutional food service; and a number of other areas such as cruise ship management, amusement park management, convention and visitor facilities, and gaming facilities.

The Hospitality Management program in the Woodbury School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, with an Emphasis in Hospitality Management. Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees are also offered.

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management degree offers the possibility for a student to choose one of four tracks: General Operations; Revenue Management, Sales, and Event Planning.

Programs

Four degrees are available: Associate in Applied Science; Associate in Science Degree; a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management; and Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an Emphasis in Hospitality Management.

 
 

Human Resource Management

Program Coordinator: Jonathan Westover

Career Opportunities

The Human Resource Management program prepares graduates for employment in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation’s economy. The State of Utah has designated what it characterizes as “Five Star” occupations—those that will have the highest growth in demand for new job openings over the next decade, one of which is Administrative Services Managers (of which HR managers are one group). Additionally, the US Department of Labor Statistics estimates that the job growth outlook for HR managers for the years from 2012 to 2022 is 13%.

In addition to the growth in HR employment, the quality of HR services is also a severe concern for many organizations. Currently, many HR departments lack crucial skills necessary for success. The Human Resource Management program will prepare students with a future-oriented, comprehensive HR education to be able to immediately contribute to the strategic goals of their prospective employers.

Programs

The Human Resource Management program in the Woodbury School of Business offers both a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management, as well as a Human Resource Management minor.

 
 

Legal Studies

Program Coordinator: Teresa Conaway

Career Opportunities

For those trained as legal professionals, many rewarding opportunities exist for employment as law clerks, paralegals, legal assistants, litigation specialists, court clerks and other professions. In addition to traditional law firms, business and government at all levels hire legal professionals to meet their ever expanding law- related needs. All levels of local, state and federal government, banks, insurance companies, title companies, mortgage companies, law libraries, courts, legal service/legal aid offices, legal clinics, and law departments of special interest groups or associations readily employ non-attorney legal professionals, typically working under the supervision of attorneys. 

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

The Minor is not approved by the American Bar Association and is not intended to prepare students to work as Paralegals.

Programs

Legal Studies students may receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Legal Studies, Associate in Applied Science in Legal Studies, an Associate in Science in Legal Studies, or a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. These programs are all approved by the American Bar Association.

Admission Requirements

In addition to applying for admission to Utah Valley University, Legal Studies students must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Submit Compass Test scores to a Woodbury School of Business advisor for evaluation. Applicants who score below the required level must register for additional courses in English, reading and/or math.
  • Meet with a Woodbury School of Business advisor.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education or an internship is required for Legal Studies students. A total of eight credits may be applied toward graduation.

 
 

Woodbury School of Business

Advisement Center:

  • Office: WB 257
  • Telephone: 801-863-8032

Dean: Norman S. Wright

 
 

Faculty

Marc Brown(2014)

Professional in Residence

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



A.S., Business Management, Utah Valley University; B.A., Management, M.B.A., Finance & Accounting, University of Utah;

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Jared Chapman(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



B.A., Recreational Management & Youth Leadership, M.B.A., Ph.D., Applied Social Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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Teresa Conaway(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



B.A., Political Science, Pikeville College; M.S., Information Systems, University of Tennessee; M.Ed., Student Personnel in Higher Education, Virginia Tech; JD, Law, Penn State.

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Yang Huo(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



B.S., Business Administration, Brigham Young University; M.S., Hotel Administration, University of Nevada; Ph.D., Hospitality and Tourism Management, Virginia Tech.

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Russ Johnson(2015)

Professional In Residence

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



B.A., Communication, Brigham Young University; M.I.M., International Management, Thunderbird Global School of Management

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Bernd Kupka(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



B.A., Communication, University of Hawaii at Hilo; M.S., Corporate & Professional Communication, Radford University; Ph.D., Management, University of Otago.

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Susan Madsen(2002)

Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty

Department: Business Graduate Studies

B.A., Speech Communication Education, Brigham Young University; M.S., Teaching, Exercise Science/Fitness, Portland State University; Ed.D., Human Resource Development, University of Minnesota.

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Douglas Miller(1996)

Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



B.S., Hospitality Management, Brigham Young University, Hawaii; M.B.A., Chaminade University; Ph.D., University of Utah.

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Jeffrey Peterson(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
Department Chair

Department: Business Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.S., Family Science, M.B.A., Brigham Young University; M.S., Business, Ph.D., Management (Organizational Behavior), University of Washington.

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Scott Smith(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, M.B.A., Business, J.D., Law, Brigham Young University.

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Jonathan Westover(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



B.S., Sociology (emphasis in Research and Analysis, Business Minor, Korean Minor), M.P.A., Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, Brigham Young University; M.S., Sociology, Ph.D., Sociology, University of Utah.

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Sharon Yamen(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Organizational Leadership
Faculty



B.A., Anthropology, State University of New York; J.D., Hofstra University.

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Careers

Careers:    
For those trained as legal professionals, many rewarding opportunities exist for employment as law clerks, paralegals, legal assistants, litigation specialists, court clerks, and other professions. In addition to traditional law firms, business and government at all levels hire legal professionals to meet their ever expanding law-related needs.  All levels of local, state, and federal government, banks, insurance companies, title companies, mortgage companies, law libraries, courts, legal service/legal aid offices, legal clinics, and law departments of special interest groups or associations readily employ non-attorney legal professionals, typically working under the supervision of attorneys. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law. 

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