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Extended Studies

Department

Name: Extended Studies
Location: EE 125
Telephone: 801-863-8449
Email: extend@uvu.edu
Web Address: uvu.edu/extend
Interim Director: Ruth Gowans
 
 

Interim Director: Ruth Gowans

Academic Advisor: Sam Cardenas


The Office of Extended Studies coordinates and supports academic educational opportunities for students at non-traditional times and at various locations on and off the main campus. Current locations are:

  • Weekend College
  • UVU North (Lehi and Saratoga Springs)
  • UVU South (Spanish Fork, Springville, Santaquin)
  • UVU West @ National Guard Building
  • Wasatch Campus

Extended Studies strives to continually improve educational opportunities and services to meet student needs by initiating new programs, providing student and faculty services and initiating opportunities for flexible learning experiences. Many programs are available to students interested in earning a degree, increasing job skills necessary for career advancement, or for personal enrichment.

 
 

Weekend College

Coordinator: Joy Brown

Over 2000 students are pursuing their degree at UVU by taking classes through the Weekend College Program. The Weekend College program serves a diverse population that includes adult, part-time and traditional students. More than 115 courses are taught on Friday evenings and Saturdays on the UVU Orem Campus during fall and spring semesters. Classes are scheduled at three times on Saturday allowing students to take classes back to back. During the 10-week summer block, over 50 classes are available.

Courses needed for General Education are offered as well as many upper division courses. The Office of Extended Studies has partnered with several academic departments on campus in facilitating classes necessary for Associate and Bachelor degree programs. These courses are offered in the late afternoon, evenings, online, and at Weekend College in a structured two or three year sequence.

The Weekend College program is characterized by smaller classes, quiet surroundings, excellent faculty and personal interaction among instructors and students. Weekend College staff is available to assist instructors and students while classes are in session.

Academic Programs and Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Art and Visual Communication
  • Behavioral Science
  • Business Management
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Legal Studies
  • Political Science
  • Public and Community Health
  • Technology Management
  • University Studies

Student Services Available on Saturdays

  • Academic Advising and Counseling
  • Bookstore
    • Campus Connection
    • Computer Labs
    • Dining Services
  • Fulton Library
  • Math Lab
  • Testing Services
  • Writing Lab
 
 

UVU North

Coordinator: Sarah Jensen

UVU courses are located in the Mountainland Applied Technology College (MATC) Building at Thanksgiving Point (2301 W. Ashton Blvd. Lehi, Utah) and at Westlake High School (99 North Thunder Blvd in Saratoga Springs, Utah).

Day and evening courses are offered to students who need to complete their 1000 and 2000 level General Education requirements and fulfill the coursework necessary for an Associate Degree.

Over 500 students taking classes at UVU North are closer to home, spend less time traveling and can avoid traffic congestion trying to get to classes on campus in Orem. Classes are smaller allowing for personal contact with instructors. A facilitator is available to assist faculty and students while classes are in session.

Academic Programs and Degrees

  • Behavioral Science
  • Business Management
  • University Studies (General Studies)

Student Services Available

  • Academic Advising and Counseling (Sam Cardenas)
  • UVU Math and Science Tutors
 
 

UVU South

Coordinator: Vicki Utley

Over 500 students are meeting their academic needs by taking classes in the south end of Utah County at  Spanish Fork High (99 N. 300 W., Spanish Fork, Utah), Nebo Advanced Learning Center (570 S Main, Springville, Utah), and Santaquin City Hall (275 W Main, Santaquin, Utah).

Day and evening courses are offered to students who need to complete their 1000 and 2000 level General Education requirements and fulfill the coursework necessary for an Associate Degree.

Students taking classes at UVU South are closer to home, spend less time traveling, and can avoid traffic congestion trying to get to classes on campus in Orem. Smaller classes allow for personal contact with instructors. A facilitator is available to assist faculty and students while classes are in session.

Academic Programs and Degrees

  • Behavioral Science
  • Business Management
  • University Studies (General Studies)

Student Services Available

  • Academic Advising and Counseling (Sam Cardenas)
  • UVU Math and Science Tutors
 
 

UVU West at the National Guard Building

Coordinator: Vicki Utley

UVU West is located west of the UVU Orem Campus across the I-15 Freeway. Both day and evening courses are offered to students at the National Guard Building located at 951 S. Geneva Road.

UVU West is a multi-functional facility with nine enhanced classrooms, a computer lab, and an auditorium where UVU credit and non-credit courses are offered. Interior Design, Nursing, and Public and Community Health courses are also offered at UVU West. UVU West staff is available to assist instructors and students while classes are in session.

More than 40 courses are offered for fall and spring semesters to students who need to complete their General Education requirements. Day and evening classes are also offered both blocks of summer semester.

The Front Runner stops with walking distance of UVU West. In addition the UTA Bus (route 830) travels to and from the main UVU campus and UVU West every 15 minutes throughout the day and evening hours. Vehicle parking is located 100 feet south of the building.

Academic Programs and Degrees

  • Interior Design
  • Nursing
  • Public and Community Health
  • University Studies (General Studies)
 
 

Wasatch Campus

  • Mailing Address:

3111 N. College Way

Highway 40

Heber City, Utah 84032

Campus Administrator: Thomas Melville

Assistant Campus Administrator: Michael Walker

UVU Wasatch Campus is located in Wasatch County between Park City and Heber City, Utah, approximately 30 miles from the Orem Campus. Wasatch Campus is for those who appreciate smaller classes and excellent faculty and staff who are committed to individual academic support and attention.

More than 65 classes are offered to over 400 students who attend Wasatch Campus during fall and spring semesters. First and second block courses are also offered at Wasatch Campus during summer semester. Wasatch Campus staff is available to assist instructors and students every day of the week.

Academic Programs and Degrees

  • Behavioral Science
  • Business Management
  • Elementary Education
  • University Studies (General Studies)

Student Services

  • Academic Advising and Counseling
  • Admissions, Registration and Cashiering Services
  • Bookstore
  • Career Assessment and Counseling
  • Fulton Library
  • Scoops (Grill)
  • Student Life Activities
  • Testing and Assessment Services