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IS Emphasis in Environmental Studies


Total Program Credits: 18

Discipline Core Requirements:   3 Credits
  ENST 3000   Introduction to Environmental Studies 3
Elective Requirements:   15 Credits
  Electives (15 credit hours). Complete 5 of the following courses of 4 different prefixes from at least 2 different schools.  15
College of Humanities and Social Sciences   
  ANTH 3150   Culture Ecology and Health  (3.0)  
or HLTH 3150   Culture Ecology and Health  (3.0)  
  COMM 3130   The Culture of Nature and Technology  (3.0)  
  ENST 3520   Environmental Sociology  (3.0)  
or SOC 3520   Environmental Sociology  (3.0)  
  ENVT 3630   Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  (4.0)  
or GEOG 3600   Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  (4.0)  
  GEOG 3010   Economic Geography  (3.0)  
  GEOG 3800   Environmental History of the United States  (3.0)  
or HIST 3800   Environmental History of the United States  (3.0)  
  HIST 3260   History of Utah  (3.0)  
  HIST 4330   Machines in the Making of History  (3.0)  
  HIST 462G   History of the American West  (3.0)  
  PHIL 3530   Environmental Ethics  (3.0)  
  POLS 1800   Our Global Community  (3.0)  
  SOC 3450   Environmental Sociology  (3.0)  
  Any other advisor-approved courses   
College of Science and Health   
  ANTH 3150   Culture Ecology and Health  (3.0)  
or HLTH 3150   Culture Ecology and Health  (3.0)  
  BIOL 1010   General Biology  (3.0)  
  BIOL 2500   Environmental Biology  (3.0)  
  BIOL 3700   General Ecology  (3.0)  
  BIOL 3800   Conservation Biology  (3.0)  
  BIOL 4500   Principles of Evolution  (3.0)  
  ENVT 3280   Environmental Law  (3.0)  
  ENVT 3630   Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  (4.0)  
or GEOG 3600   Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  (4.0)  
  ENVT 3850   Environmental Policy  (3.0)  
  GEO 1220   Historical Geology  (3.0)  
  GEO 3210   Environmental Geology  (4.0)  
  METO 3100   Climate and the Earth System  (3.0)  
  Any other advisor approved courses   
 Woodbury School of Business   
  ECON 3040   Environmental Economics  (3.0)  
  Any other advisor approved courses   

Graduation Plan

Semester 1 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
  Social/Beh. Science Dist. (PSY 1010 Suggested) 3
PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
  General Electives 9
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Humanities Dest. (COMM 1020 Recommend) 3
  American Institutions 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra (General Elective) 4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
  Physical Science Dist. (PHYS 2010 & 2015 recommended) 3
BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
ENGL 2920 Intermediate Writing - Science and Technology 3
CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry 4
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
  Semester total: 17
Semester 4 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
PHIL 205G Ethics and Values 3
ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Lab 1
  Third Science Dist. (CHEM 1210 and 1215 Recommended) 3
ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
ZOOL 2425 Human Anatomy Lab 1
  Semester total: 14
Semester 5 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
EXSC 270G Foundation of Exercise Science 3
EXSC 3500 Kinesiology 3
MATH 2040 Principles of Statistics  
or BESC 3010 Statistics for Behavioral Science 4
EXSC 3270 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
EXSC 2500 Sports Medicine 3
EXSC 2510 Sports Medicine Lab 1
  Semester total: 17
Semester 6 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
EXSC 4300 Research Methods in Exercise Science and Outdoor Rec 3
EXSC 3550 Motor Learning and Development 3
EXSC 3850 Ethical Concerns in Exercise Science 3
EXSC 3700 Exercise Physiology 3
EXSC 3705 Exercise Physiology Lab 1
  EXSC Elective 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
EXSC 3730 Biomechanics 3
  EXSC Electives 4
  General Electives 5
  Semester total: 12
Semester 8 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
EXSC 3750 Psychosocial Aspects of Human Performance 2
  EXSC Electives 6
EXSC 4950 Senior Seminar 2
  General Electives 4
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 120



Integrated Studies


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Web Address:


Wayne B. Hanewicz


Mission Statement

The Program in Integrated Studies serves students with interests and capabilities in more than one scholarly discipline. The degree trades disciplinary depth for breadth and for cross-disciplinary research and writing that culminate in a senior thesis. The Program encourages and supports interdisciplinary study across campus.

Special Program Characteristics

  • Students engage in interdisciplinary work that culminates in a senior thesis.
    • Students receive one-on-one feedback from multiple faculty advisors throughout their senior thesis process.
    • Students completing the Integrated Studies degree have developed skills in thinking, problem solving, collaborative work, gathering and analyzing data, writing, and speaking, and have done so on the foundation of solid (but not exhaustive) disciplinary emphases.
    • Faculty do campus-wide interdisciplinary work that includes team teaching across disciplines and collaborative projects.
    • The campus and local community benefit from our lecture series and our interdisciplinary conferences, as well as from our student-published journal.

Integrated Studies

  • Advisor: Lynne Hetzel 
  • Telephone: 801-863-6485
  • Email:
  • Appointments: Please call 801-863-8455


The individualized nature of the Integrated Studies degree is attractive to students with multiple interests. Students integrate course work in emphases such as biology, earth science, business, health, literature, languages, communication, philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and the arts. Emphases from computer science and information systems, accounting, technology management, and physical education are also offered as part of this degree.

Summary of the Degree

  • After becoming familiar with the material on the IS website, meet with advisors to plan course work. Various emphases may require specific courses and minimum grades. 2.5 GPA required for application.
  • Become matriculated into Integrated Studies by submitting an academic plan which must be signed by department advisors and the Integrated Studies committee.
  • Complete two approved 18-21 credit hour emphases from the following colleges/schools: College of Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Science and Health; College of Technology and Computing; School of the Arts; Woodbury School of Business. More than 40 emphasis areas are available. For a list, please visit
  • Complete the Integrated Studies Discipline Core with a minimum grade of C- in each class.
  • Complete forty hours of upper-division course work as part of the requirements in the emphasis areas & IS Core.
  • Complete thirty hours of course work in residency at UVU; at least 10 of these must be completed at UVU within the last 45 credit hours earned.
  • For a Bachelor of Arts degree, students must complete the 202G/2020 class in the chosen foreign language. For a Bachelor of Science degree, students must complete either MATH 1210 or MATH 2040 or BESC 3010 or MGMT 2340.


Scott Abbott(1999)


Department: Integrated Studies

B.A., M.A. German Literature, Philosophy minor, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., German Literature, Princeton University.

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Kim Abunuwara(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Integrated Studies

B.A., Ph.D., Theatre & Film, Brigham Young University; MFA, National Theatre Conservatory.

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Alan Clarke(2003)


Department: Integrated Studies

LL.M. Human Rights Law, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; J.D., College of William and Mary; Ph.D. (ABD), York University.

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Wayne Hanewicz(2004)


Department: Philosophy & Humantes
Department Chair

Department: Integrated Studies

B.S., M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., University of Michigan (Interdisciplinary).

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Gregory Jackson(2014)


Department: Integrated Studies

B.A., History, M.A., French Studies, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. (ABD), History, University of Utah.

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