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IS Emphasis in Peace and Justice Studies


For a complete list of program requirements see the BA Integrated Studies or the BS Integrated Studies.

Total Program Credits: 18

Discipline Core Requirements:   3 Credits
  PJST 3000   Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies 3
Elective Requirements:    15 Credits
Complete 15 credits, at least one course from each of the following areas (additional advisor approved courses may be available): 15
Peace, War, and Conflict:   
  PJST 3020   The Ethics of War and Peace  (3.0)  
  HIST 430G   Violence and Social Conflict in Latin America  (3.0)  
  HIST 3850   The Struggle for Self-determination--American Indians 1891-present  (3.0)  
  HIST 4130   Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust  (3.0)  
  HIST 3520   The United States and Vietnam--1945 to Present  (3.0)  
  HIST 3540   History of South Africa  (3.0)  
  HIST 4140   Genocide in the Twentieth Century  (3.0)  
  POLS 3100   Survey of International Terrorism  (3.0)  
  CJ 4160   Constitutional Criminal Rights (3.0)  
  CJ 4200   Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice  (3.0)  
  CJ 4700   Comparative Criminal Justice Systems  (3.0)  
  HIST 3800   Environmental History of the United States  (3.0)  
  AIST 4600   Contemporary American Indian Political and Social Issues  (3.0)  
  POLS 3500   International Relations of the Middle East  (3.0)  
  POLS 3600   International Relations of East Asia  (3.0)  
  POLS 359G   American Indian Law and Tribal Government  (3.0)  
  SOC 3450   Environmental Sociology  (3.0)  
  SOC 3200   Race and Minority Relations  (3.0)  
  SOC 3460   Political Sociology  (3.0)  
  SOC 3700   Social Inequality  (3.0)  
Mediation/Conflict Resolution:   
  LEGL 3410   Mediation and Negotiation  (3.0)  
  LEGL 4100   Advanced Mediation  (3.0)  
  LEGL 3150   Survey of Dispute Resolution  (3.0)  
  LEGL 4200   Domestic Mediation  (3.0)  
Philosophy and Religion:   
  PHIL 3530   Environmental Ethics  (3.0)  
  PHIL 3540   Christian Ethics  (3.0)  
  PHIL 3700   Social and Political Philosophy  (3.0)  
  PHIL 3150   Philosophical Issues in Feminism  (3.0)  

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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Wayne Hanewicz

Chair UVU Email:


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.


Integrated Studies

  • Advising: See Mark Olson or Brandon Springer (below)
  • Email:
  • Appointments: Please call 801-863-8455 or 801-863-5888
  • Program Coordinator: Mark Olson 
  • Telephone: 801-863-5888
  • Email:
  • Mail Stop: 145A


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, leadership, health, literature, languages, communication, philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and the arts. Emphases from computer science and information systems, accounting, and technology management are also offered as part of this degree.

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, Intersections.

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 and an interest essay 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates will be able to gather and analyze information to develop a Capstone Thesis which incorporates knowledge from their two (or three) emphasis areas, upper division theory courses, and Integrated Studies topics courses. 
  2. Graduates will be able to discuss and defend their Capstone Thesis/Project with particular attention to how concepts from their emphases are incorporated through work on a problem that requires interdisciplinary tools.  
  3. Graduates will be able to apply research and writing skills to demonstrate informational and technical literacy.


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., York University.

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Wayne Hanewicz(2004)


Department: Philosophy & Humanities
Department Chair

Department: Integrated Studies

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

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Gregory Jackson(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Integrated Studies

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

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