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UVU Catalog

President Matthew S. Holland

President Matthew S Holland

Welcome to Utah Valley University! I commend your decision to study at this dynamic university that offers a signature engaged learning experience. By coming here prepared for a rigorous academic experience, you are on the path to reaching your educational, professional and personal goals. It is my personal commitment to you that UVU will offer a first-rate environment as you pursue scholarly discovery and personal growth.

It is an exciting time to be a Wolverine. As you might know, UVU stands as the largest public institution of higher education in the state. The community you are now a part of is one that will bring lasting friendships with your fellow students as well as personalized attention and mentoring from caring faculty and staff who are focused on your success.

Learning enlarges the world around us and helps us make sense of it, too. At UVU, you will participate in an active process called “engaged learning.” This approach to teaching and learning combines the foundations of academic theory with the context of practical application. We believe engaged learning creates a deep, lasting connection with the curriculum. It applies to scholarly disciplines across the academic spectrum and sets UVU apart. One of the richest examples of this engaged learning can be seen through the Roots of Knowledge windows in the Bingham Gallery in the Fulton Library. I encourage you to explore these windows and trace the history of knowledge over the course of human history. You won’t be disappointed.

Utah Valley University is dedicated to providing you with a serious academic education that provides numerous opportunities for hands-on, practical experiences. Whether pursuing a certificate program or an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree, with a UVU education, you will graduate with a diploma and a resume, prepared to reach your goals.


  Matthew Holland


President Matthew S. Holland

This issue of the Utah Valley University catalog contains information about the institution as currently approved by the governing boards.  The online version of the catalog will always contain the most current version of the catalog and therefore replaces and supersedes any hard copy version. This catalog is not to be considered a contract between Utah Valley University and any student, any other institution, or any other person or entity.  Utah Valley University reserves the right to change its role, policies, or course offerings at any time.  To the extent any contradictions exist between this catalog and Utah Valley University policies, the policies take precedence and control.  

Utah Valley University offers programs at its several campus sites, including the Orem Campus, the Provo Airport Campus, the West Campus, the North Valley Center, and the Wasatch Campus. The UVU semester class schedule designates at which campus site each class section is taught.