Academic & Support Units

Female Student with BookUniversity College includes academic departments and support units to help provide students with the tools and assistance they need to be successful in their studies and to reach their academic goals. Learn about each of these departments and units to find out how they can help you do your best at UVU.

  • Academic Counseling Center is an ideal starting point for all University College students who are undecided and working towards their Associates in Science (AS) or Associates in Arts (AA) in University Studies.
  • Academic Standards assists students in discovering and accessing the personal or college resources that will allow them to reach their full potential.
  • Academic Tutoring assists students in gaining the confidence, skills, and knowledge necessary to achieve their academic goals, through modeling and encouraging independent learning.
  • Basic Composition is dedicated to assisting students and community members in improving their literacy (i.e., reading and writing skills, specifically at the college-level).
  • Student Leadership and Success Studies promotes students' development by increasing their integration and involvement, both academic and social, at the university and by engaging them in strategies for learning, motivation, and leadership.
  • Developmental Mathematics offers a variety of courses to effectively and efficiently improve quantitative literacy.
  • English as a Second Language helps non-native English-speaking students understand and successfully use academic English at an American university
  • Learning Communities consist of two courses linked together to explore common themes and encourage partnerships with professors and peers.
  • Learning Strategies Support assists students in developing increased self-awareness of their learning challenges, and utilizing resources to create and implement a self-improvement plan to become active and independent learners and to achieve academic success.
  • Math Lab seeks to develop student’s ability to understand and apply mathematical principles and knowledge through tutoring, resources, and programs, which are offered in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere.
  • Student Success & Retention coordinates and promotes campus-wide retention and graduation initiatives.
  • Writing Center provides a space where students of all disciplines may further their understanding of writing principles and enhance writing skills.