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General Education, Certificate of Completion

Requirements

The Certificate of Completion in General Education is comprised of the courses that are required for completion of the general education requirements at Utah Valley University. The purpose of general education at UVU is a shared academic experience that provides students with the opportunity to explore new subjects, intellectual traditions, and perspectives; expands their awareness of the wider world; and prepares them with foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities that are expanded on in their disciplines of study in order to be successful learners and professionals positioned to contribute to their broader communities. When a student completes the requirements for the Certificate of Completion in General Education at UVU, the certificate is accepted at other USHE institutions as completing their General Education requirements.

Total Program Credits: 35

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values (3.0)  3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:   
  Biology  3
  Physical Science  3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science  3
  Humanities  3
  Fine Arts  3
  Social/Behavioral Science  3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 35 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 12 credit hours through course attendance at UVU

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing  3
HUMANITIES DIST.  3
PHYSICAL SCIENCE DIST.   3
SOCIAL SCIENCE DIST. 3
THIRD SCIENCE DIST. 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
FINE ARTS DIST.  3
QUANTITATIVE LITERACY Quantitative Reasoning/Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra/Introduction to Statistics/Introduction to Statistics with Algebra/College Algebra/College Algebra with Preliminaries/College Algebra for Business  3
ENGL 2010/2020 Intermediate Writing 3
ELECTIVE  3
BIOLOGIC SCIENCE DIST.  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
HLTH 1100/PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness/Fitness for Life 2
ELECTIVE  3
ELECTIVE   3
AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS  3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ELECTIVE  3
COLLEGE SPECIFIC   3
COLLEGE SPECIFIC   3
ELECTIVE  3
ELECTIVE  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ELECTIVE  3
ELECTIVE  3
COLLEGE SPECIFIC  3
COLLEGE SPECIFIC  3
COLLEGE SPECIFIC  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
UD COLLEGE SPECIFIC  3
UD COLLEGE SPECIFIC  3
UD COLLEGE SPECIFIC  3
UD COLLEGE SPECIFIC  3
ELECTIVE   3
UD ELECTIVE  1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
UD ELECTIVE  3
UD ELECTIVE   3
UD ELECTIVE   3
CORE SPECIFIC COURSE  3
ELECTIVE  3
UD ELECTIVE  1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
UD ELECTIVE   3
UD ELECTIVE   3
UD ELECTIVE   3
UD ELECTIVE   3
UVST 4930 CAPSTONE 2
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 120

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