All students applying for the Integrated Studies program need to complete and submit
an application packet, consisting of both the application form and essay.
Application and course planning form. You will need to meet with an advisor from each of your emphasis areas and the Integrated Studies department to complete your application. Call 801-863-8455 or email IS_Advising@uvu.edu for more details. Please include your UVID in your message. Also included are instructions for an essay which helps us to determine whether or not the Integrated Studies program is a good fit for you. Your essay will be reviewed by the Chair of Integrated Studies.
As an Integrated Studies BA/BS Major, you must identify two faculty disciplinary mentors who will help you develop content for your thesis. You will
have one IS faculty mentor and one faculty mentor from each of your two emphasis disciplines.
Each of your three mentors can help you throughout the thesis process, although most
of your time with your disciplinary mentors will probably concentrate during Capstone
II. Nevertheless, we encourage you to make contact with each of your mentors as early
in Capstone I as you can and keep in close contact as you progress through the course.
Please note that your disciplinary mentors will want to review an early version of
your Thesis Proposal before making a final decision to serve as your mentor for the
IS Capstone Thesis. In any case, all three mentors must approve the thesis proposal
before continuing work on the thesis in Capstone II.
Students will be assigned an IS mentor with whom they will meet individually during the semester as needed to develop ideas for the thesis. The assigned mentor will give the final grade for the course. Students are responsible to identify and meet with faculty mentors who are the two disciplinary specialists.
Example of a Thesis Proposal (pdf): You will be creating a thesis proposal as part of your Capstone I coursework.
Thesis Proposal Template (doc): A template you can you to help draft your own capstone I thesis proposal.
Thesis Mentor Agreement (pdf): This form needs to be signed by your faculty mentor from each of your emphasis areas and your IS capstone professor. Attach this signed form to your thesis proposal.
Example of a Thesis Title Page (pdf): An example of a Thesis Title Page. Your title page can be modeled after this one. The title page will become the first page of your final thesis.
Example of a Final Thesis Approval Page (pdf): Use this template to create your approval page. This will be the second page of your final thesis, just after your title page.
The UVU library maintains a digital archive of faculty and student essays and theses. Follow this link If you've completed your senior thesis and would like it included in the archive.