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)|
|or||ENGL 2020||Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology||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|
|Additional Biology or Physical Science||3|
|Fine Arts Distribution||3|
|Discipline Core Requirements:||25 Credits|
|Any course(s) 1000 or higher||17|
|One Language (other than English) to include the 1010 or 1020 levels||8|
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 Student Success recommended)||3|
|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|
||Foreign Language (other than English) to include 1010 or 1020 levels||4|
|Semester 3||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|PHIL 2050||Ethics and Values||3|
|HLTH 1100/PES 1097||Personal Health and Wellness/Fitness for Life||2|
|Foreign Language||Foreign Language (other than English) to include 1010 or 1020 levels||4|
|Semester 4||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|3 rd Science||3|
The University College is a student’s connection to success, providing an entry point for individuals with varying levels of academic preparation while inspiring and empowering them throughout their academic experience to completion of their educational goals.
Foster learning opportunities and collaborations
University College serves a unique role and mission within Utah Valley University. Based on a national model, the name University College signifies opportunities 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.
University College 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.
Academic Counseling Center
The Academic Counseling Center (ACC) is committed to meeting the career and academic needs of current and future students, faculty, staff, and community members. Our center is an ideal starting point for undecided students, with many working towards their Associate in Science (AS) or Associate in Arts (AA) degree in University Studies, or those pursuing professional programs requiring formal application such as Law and Medical school.
Academic Advising & Counseling
Academic counselors are available to assist students in determining and achieving their educational goals. Counselors are qualified to help students select majors and careers, review prior education, and plan educational programs.
The ACC provides advisement for general education requirements and is the advisement center for those majoring in University Studies. Students are referred to departmental advisors for help in meeting their major requirements. Other services provided include assisting students experiencing academic difficulties and enforcing academic standards.
The ACC also has counselors for students seeking admission into Law School, Medical, Dental, Nursing and many other health occupations.
Referrals are made to help students achieve their educational goals. Some of these include referrals to personnel in the Accessibility Services Center, Student Health Services, Testing Services, University Studies, and to academic departmental advisors.
Career Assessment & Counseling
Our counselors provide a full range of career assessment. These services include:
|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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