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University Studies, B.A.

Requirements

The BA/BS is designed to meet the academic and professional objectives of learners whose needs are not addressed through existing degree programs. The degree assists learners in developing essential skills valued by employers and graduate schools (e.g., applied learning, critical thinking, written and oral communication, teamwork, ethical reasoning, and global understanding) within the framework of a larger discipline. Learners will complete a structured yet customized set of upper division courses under the guidance of an advisor and faculty mentor to ensure that standards for academic rigor at the Bachelor level are achieved. Candidates for the degree will focus on intellectual skills and integrative knowledge by enrolling in courses in a general disciplinary area with intentionally-selected, specialized knowledge courses that contribute to an integrated whole, and by completing a capstone experience that further prepares them for their chosen professions or graduate school admission. Under the direction of a faculty member, students will complete a capstone course or an internship which will involve reflection and a synthesis of learning to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes for the degree.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. An approved Plan of Study that focuses on the achievement of clearly defined personal, career, or professional goals, as part of the application process for the major.
  2. Minimum 2.0 grade point average.
  3. Completed 60 or more semester credit hours.
General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following: 3
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values (3)  
or PHIL 205G Ethics and Values (3)  
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution (Fulfilled with Foreign Language 202G/2020 course) 4
  Fine Arts 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 5 Credits
Career Focus Course - Choose one from the following: 3
  ANTH 3000 Language and Culture (3)  
  COMM 3040 Media Ethics (3)   
  COMM 3410 Fundamentals of Mediation and Negotiation (3)   
  COMM 3115 Communicating in Environments (3)   
  COMM 319G Intercultural Communication Encounters (3)   
  COMM 4250 Communication and Leadership (3)   
  CS 305G Global Social and Ethical Issues in Computing (3)  
  ENGL 3070 Public Rhetorics (3)   
  ENGL 3300 Collaborative Communication for Technology Professions (3)  
  ENST 3000 Introduction to Environmental Studies (3)   
  ENTR 3170 Entrepreneurship and Opportunity Validation (3)   
  FAMS 3250 Applied Parenting (3)   
  FAMS 4660 Family Financial and Resource Management (3)   
  HUM 3800 Aesthetics (3)  
  IM 3700 Database Applications (3)  
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior WE (3)  
  PHIL 3510 Business and Professional Ethics (3)   
  PHIL 3530  Environmental Ethics (3)   
  PHIL 3700  Social and Political Philosophy (3)   
  PHIL 3710  Philosophy of Law (3)   
  PJST 3000  Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies (3)   
  PSY 3480  Principles of Learning (4)   
  SOC 320G Race and Minority Relations (3)   
  SOC 3510  Sociology of Work and Occupations (3)   
  TECH 3000  Introduction to Technology Management (3)   
  TECH 3010  Creativity Innovation and Change Management (3)   
  TECH 3400  Project Management WE (3)   
Complete one of the following: 2
  UVST 481R Internship (1)  
  UVST 4930 Capstone WE (3)  
Elective Requirements: 79 Credits

Choose 27 credits from one School or College (except WSOB - 24 credit max)*

27

 

12 Upper Division Credits (any courses 3000-4000 level from above School or College)
15 Lower Division Credits (any courses 1000-2000 level from above School or College)
 

40 Elective Credits (23 Upper Division Credits and 17 Lower Division Credits)

40

 

23 Upper Division Credits
17 Lower Division Credits
 
Foreign Language & Humanities (Foreign Language 202G/2020 course fulfills Humanities Distribution) 12

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of 120 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. At least 40 credit hours in upper division courses.
  5. Complete 16 credit hours of course work from one language to include the 1010, 1020, 2010 and 202G/2020 levels, or transferred equivalents.
  6. Completion of General Education requirements.
  7. Completion of specific departmental (major) requirements.
  8. Completion of Global/Intercultural Requirement course.
Footnote
* If focus area is with the Woodbury School of Business, only 21-24 credits may be used.

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 or ENGh 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE DIST. 3
PHYSICAL SCIENCE DIST.   3
LANG 1010 Foreign Language 4
3RD SCIENCE DIST. 3
  Semester total: 16
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

Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
LANG 1020  Foreign Language 4
BIOLOGIC SCIENCE DIST.  3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050/205G Ethics and Values 3
HLTH 1100/PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness/Fitness for Life 2
LOWER DIVISION ELECTIVE 3
LANG 2010  Foreign Language  4
AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
LANG 202G  Fulfills Humanities Distribution 4
COLLEGE SPECIFIC   3
COLLEGE SPECIFIC   3
LOWER DIVISION ELECTIVE 3
LOWER DIVISION ELECTIVE 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
LOWER DIVISION ELECTIVE 3
LOWER DIVISION 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
UD ELECTIVE  2
  Semester total: 14
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
LOWER DIVISION ELECTIVE 3
UD ELECTIVE  3
UD ELECTIVE 3
CAREER SPECIFIC COURSE 3
UD ELECTIVE   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
UD ELECTIVE 3
UD ELECTIVE 3
UD ELECTIVE  3
UD ELECTIVE 3
UVST 4930 Capstone WE 2
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 120

Department

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