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University Studies, A.A.

Requirements

The University Studies Associate in Arts/Science is designed to provide an opportunity for students who may be potentially exploring their career and major options, or provides flexibility for those that are seeking an Associate that enables transferability or simply completion of a broad variety of curriculum options. The AS/AA UVST enables the ability to begin work toward the General Education requirements while meeting the needs of a broad variety of student circumstances.

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences (3.0)  3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social Science majors) (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (recommended for Business majors) (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (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
  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 Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 25 Credits
  First Year Experience Requirement 1  
  Complete one of the following: 3
  SLSS 1200 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (3.0)  
  SLSS 1190 Power Reading and Learning Strategies (3.0)  
  SLSS 2100 Major and Career Exploration (3.0)  
  SLSS 1000 University Student Success (3.0)  
  Any course(s) 1000 or higher 14
  One Language (other than English) to include the 1010 or 1020 levels 8

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. For the AA degree, completion of 8 credit hours of course work from one language.
Footnote:
1-Must be taken in the First two semesters

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
Elective ( MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra recommended) 4
ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing 3
Elective (SLSS 1000/2100/1190/1200 recommended)  3
Elective 3
Elective 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours

MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 or STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 1090

Quantitative Reasoning or Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra or Introduction to Statistics or Introduction to Statistics with Algebra or College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries or College Algebra for Business 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
Biology 3
Foreign Language
 Foreign Language (other than English) to include 1010 or 1020 levels 4
Elective  2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Physical Science 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
HLTH 1100/PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness/Fitness for Life 2
Fine Arts   3
Foreign Language  Foreign Language (other than English) to include 1010 or 1020 levels 4
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
American Institutions 3
Humanities 3
3 rd Science 3
Social Science 3
Elective 2
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 60

Department

Name:

Student Leadership & Success Studies
Location: LC 407
Telephone: 801-863-8834
Email: ereid@uvu.edu
Web Address: www.uvu.edu/slss/
Chair: Chris Goslin
 
 

Student Leadership & Success Studies

  • Department Chair: Chris Goslin
  • Office: LC 407
  • Telephone: 801-863-6558
  • Email:  cgoslin@uvu.edu
  • Administrative Support: Beth Reid
  • Office: LC 407a
  • Telephone: 801-863-8834
  • Email: ereid@uvu.edu
  • Director, UVU Mentor Program: Mike Jensen
  • Office: LC 406a
  • Telephone: 801-863-7090
  • Email: jensenm@uvu.edu
  • Program Manager, UVU Mentor Program: Angus Macfarlane
  • Office: LC 406b
  • Telephone: 801-863-5436
  • Email:

The mission of the Student Leadership and Success Studies (SLSS) department is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to meet the challenges of college. Students may choose from a variety of SLSS courses which best fit their academic needs. Our courses help students with the preparation for the demands of college life, the selection/pursuit of major and career paths to graduation, the improvement of time management, stress management, effective library research, and the developing of essential life skills. The SLSS courses prepare students to develop and apply leadership in their lives, facilitating personal and social impact.

Programs & Degrees

The Department of Student Leadership & Success Studies values student-centered learning and focuses on assisting students exploring the direction of their academic careers, seeking flexibility in degree choices, or undertaking an enhanced college experience.

Programs Offered

  • AA in University Studies
  • AS University Studies
  • BA University Studies
  • BS University Studies

Certificates Offered

  • Leadership for Personal & Social Impact
 
 

University College

University College serves a unique role and mission within Utah Valley University. Based on a national model, the name University College signifies opportunity for student success through curricular and co-curricular offerings, academic services, and innovative programs. University College welcomes students at present levels of academic achievement and challenges them with higher expectations. The programs and departments of Literacies and Composition, Student Leadership & Success Studies, Developmental Mathematics, English Language Learning, Academic Counseling Center, Academic Standards, Writing Center, Academic Tutoring, Math Lab, and First Year Experience & Student Retention promote interdisciplinary partnerships as students transition into university academics.

  • Administrative Support: Beth Winkler
  • Office: LA 210
  • Telephone: 801-863-6712
  • Email:  beth.winkler@uvu.edu
  • Associate Dean: Deborah Marrott
  • Office: LA 210e
  • Telephone: 801-863-8823
  • Email: marrottde@uvu.edu
 
 

Faculty

Marinda Ashman(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.S., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University; M.Ed., Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Utah State University.

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Renee Borns(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.A., Public Administration, University of Central Florida; M.S., Higher Education Administration, Florida State University; Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, Bowling Green State University.

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Darin Eckton(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.A., Spanish Teaching/Physical Education Coaching, M.S., Sociology, Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Foundations, Brigham Young University.

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Douglas Gardner(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



A.A., Psychology, Brigham Young University-Idaho; B.S., Family and Human Development, Brigham Young University; M.A., Education, California State University, Bakersfield; Ph.D., Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Christopher Goslin(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Department Chair



B.A., Communication, M.Ed., Southern Utah University; Ph.D., Instructional Leadership & Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma.

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Michael Jensen(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.A., Speech Communication, Utah State University; M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Brigham Young University.

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Benjamin Johnson(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.A., M.A., History, Brigham Young University; M.A., Education, Ph.D., Philosophy, Ohio State University

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Lisa Lambert(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.A., Educational Psychology, M.B.A., Organizational Behavior & Strategy, Brigham Young University.

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Denise Richards(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Pacific Union College; M.O.B., Organizational Behavior, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. (ABD), Leadership and Organizational Change, Walden University.

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Marni Sanft(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.A., English, Brigham Young University; M.A., Teaching in English, Duke University.

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Stacy Waddoups(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.S., Social Studies Composite, M.Ed., Elementary Education/Reading Specialist, Brigham Young University.

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Cynthia Wong(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, Brigham Young University, Hawaii; M.M.F.T., University of Southern California; Ed.D., Educational Psychology, University of Southern California.

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Tiffany Yoast(2011)

Lecturer

Department: Student Leadership & Success Studies
Faculty



B.S., English, Utah Valley University; M.S., Education, Nova Southeastern University.

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Careers

Careers:  
The AS/AA in University Studies is an Associate's degree that allows for customization and flexibility in a student’s educational path. While not specifically focused on a particular major of focus, the AS/AA University Studies requires completion of General Education coursework along with 25 credits of electives. These electives allow students to customize their curriculum to their individual needs, explore various major and career opportunities, and utilize credits toward graduation that may span a broad variety of topics. This flexibility lends itself to multiple career opportunities or progression into a variety of BA/BS options.

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