University Pathways

Stackable Degrees

UVU wants to make your path to success as efficient and rewarding as possible. Through a University Pathway only take the courses you need without guessing and registering for classes that prolong graduation. UVU also makes it easier to increase earning potential through Career Pathways that can evolve from one, to two and four year degrees. A one year degree counts as credit earned to a two year degree. A two year degree counts as credit to a four year degree. At each step you not only make it easier to achieve that next degree but position yourself for career advancement and reward.

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Degree Definitions

  • CP - Certificate of Proficiency. Less than 30 credit hours. Typically 1 or 2 semesters to complete.
  • CERT - Certificate of Completion. 30–33 credit hours. About 1 year to complete
  • DIP - Diploma. 50 credit hours. Under 2 years to complete.
  • AA - Associate of Arts. 60–63credit hours. 2-3 years to complete
  • AS - Associate of Science. 60–63 credit hours. 2-3 years to complete
  • AAS - Associate of Applied Science. 63–69 credit hours (some disciplines may require more due to specialized accreditation). Can complete in 2-3 years. This degree goes more in depth into the training needed for a career.
  • ASN - Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. 68-85 credit hours. 2-3 years to complete
  • APE - Associate of Pre-Engineering.68-85 credit hours. 2-3 years to complete.
  • BA - Bachelor of Art120 credit hours. At least 4 years to complete.
  • BFA - Bachelor of Fine Arts.120 credit hours. At least 4 years to complete.
  • BS - Bachelor of Science.120 credit hours. At least 4 years to complete.

Architecture & Construction

building inspection tech background

Building Inspection Technology

CERT AAS

This program prepares students to find employment in building inspection, building construction, and construction supervision. The curriculum provides supporting instruction for those students in the construction trades as well as architectural and engineering drafting programs.

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construction management background

Construction Management

CERTAASBS

Construction Management is a degree program emphasizing the management of construction projects. The program provides two emphases in Heavy Civil and Commercial/Residential. First-semester certificate available. Learn more.

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architectural design tech background

Architectural Design Technology

CP

This program applies the technical and functional elements of residential and commercial architectural design. Students will take courses in the fundamentals of drafting and design, two-dimensional and three-dimensional software/Building Information Modeling (BIM) packages,architectural rendering, residential design and construction, and commercial design and construction.

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civil design and surveying tech background

Civil Design and Surveying Technology

CP

This program applies the technical and functional elements of civil design. Students will take courses in the fundamentals of drafting and design, basic surveying, civil drafting and design, two-dimensional and three-dimensional software packages, surveying applications, land development,and advanced civil design.

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structual design tech background

Structural Design Technology

CP

This program applies the technical and functional elements of structural steel detailing. Students will take courses in the fundamentals of drafting and design, basic structural steel detailing, two-dimensional and three-dimensional software/Building Information Modeling(BIM) packages, and advanced structural design and detailing.

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facilities management background

Facilities Management

AAS

This program is designed to prepare graduates to manage physical facilities such as resorts, health care centers,government facilities, recreational complexes, schools,industrial plants, and apartment buildings.

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Arts & Digital Media

art and design background

Art and Design

CP CERT AA AS BA BS

Upon completing a degree, students emerge from the program ready to enter careers in graphic design,photography, advertising, printing, animation,illustration, art education, printmaking, sculpture,painting and more. First-semester certificate available. Learn more.

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graphic design background

Graphic Design

AASBFA

This program provides a detailed exploration of communication, form and expression through analog and digital methodologies. Students will be prepared to adapt to the change of the professional landscape as it continues to advance and develop.

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photography background

Photography

AASBFA

In UVU's photography program, students learn by doing. With faculty members who are active photographers in the commercial and fine arts fields, the program is growing into one of the strongest in the state of Utah.

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illustration background

Illustration

AASBFA

At UVU, students in the illustration program benefit from interaction with instructors who are nationally known professional illustrators. The program is ideal for students wanting to pursue careers in traditional illustration,digital illustration or animation.

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digital audio background

Digital Audio

AAS BS

Digital Audio is a powerful gateway into the fascinating world of album recording and mixing, location and post-production sound for film and video, audio restoration and forensics, live sound, radio production, gaming, and audio hardware and software design.

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digital cinema background

Digital Cinema

AAS BS

In this program, students receive hands on training in the skills needed to succeed in the industry of Media Content Creation whether it is for film, television, or internet platforms.

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digital communication technology background

Digital Communication Technology

AAS

Digital Media (DGM) fuses both fundamental theory and practical application in the production of electronically-generated content to be delivered via internet, radio and television, digital cinema, computer games, animation and cinematic visual effects, as well as for emerging technologies such as mobile computing (hand-held computing devices).

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digital media background

Digital Media

CP

Digital Media (DGM) fuses both fundamental theory and practical application in the production of electronically-generated content to be delivered via internet, radio and television, digital cinema, computer games, animation and cinematic visual effects, as well as for emerging technologies such as mobile computing(hand-held computing devices). The curriculum integrates these digital mediums to entertain, educate, and communicate ideas through meaningful human interaction.

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theatre arts background

Theatre Arts

AA AS BA

Theatre Arts provide students with basic training in theatre arts.

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theatre technology background

Theatre Technology

CP

Theatre Technology provides students with basic training in theatre technology. The department will offer the certificate for students completing beginning courses in stagecraft, costume construction, lighting and sound operation, makeup, shop and backstage procedures, basic design principles, and drafting.

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web design and development background

Web Design and Development

AAS BS

Web design and development fuses together the design, development, and delivery of rich media content through the medium of the internet to hand held mobile devices as well as desktop computers.

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Business

accounting background

Accounting

CERTASBS

This program offers a balanced theoretical and applied approach to study a broad range of business and accounting disciplines.

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administrative info support background

Administrative Support

CERTASAAS

This program provides training for students seeking to develop their skills and knowledge of office administration and office systems.

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business management background

Business Management

CERT AAS ASB BS

This program provides training for students seeking to develop their skills and knowledge of office administration and office systems.

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Education

early care and ed background

Early Care and Education

CERT

This program is for students interested in increasing their skills in working with children in child care and preschool programs. Individuals are prepared to work as technicians in public education classrooms and as teacher aides in private centers or Head Start.

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early childhood ed background

Early Childhood Education

AS

Students who complete this program are prepared to teach preschool in private and corporate centers, Head Start, and public education tuition preschools, or work as center directors.

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Engineering

electrical automation and robotics tech background

Automation and Electrical Technology

ASAAS

UVU's well-rounded Electrical Automation program prepares students for work with all types of electrical and electronic automated control systems and equipment.

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engineering design tech background

Engineering Design Technology

ASAAS

Students will take courses in drafting and design, industry standard two-dimensional and three-dimensional software, Architectural Design, Civil Design and Surveying, Electrical Design, Mechanical Design,and Structural Steel Detailing and Design.

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surveying and mapping background

Surveying & Mapping

ASBS

Geomatics is the study of geospatial measurement and representation including such disciplines as land surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing (satellite imaging and laser scanning), geographic information systems (GIS),cartography, global positioning systems (GPS), and some parts of geography and civil engineering.

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mechanical design tech background

Mechanical Design Technology

CP

Students will take courses in the fundamentals of drafting and design, basic mechanical drafting and design, two-dimensional and three-dimensional software packages, electrical design, and advanced mechanical design.

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mechatronics tech background

Mechatronics Technology

AASBS

This course prepares students to work in the Utah manufacturing sector as an automation technologist, design technician, PLC programmer, as well as many other aspects of implementing manufacturing systems.

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pre-engineering background

Pre-Engineering

APE APE APE AS

The pre-engineering program at UVU has been created for students who plan to complete the first two to three years of their engineering education at UVU and then transfer to a baccalaureate university to complete their engineering degree. This degree offers four focuses for students to choose from: General Engineering, Mechanical/Civil Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Chemical/Biological Engineering.

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Health Professions

dental hygiene background

Dental Hygiene

AAS

The overwhelming majority of dental hygienists nationwide have a two year degree. The two year degree provides the training and knowledge needed to be an excellent practicing dental hygienist. The program prepares the graduate to take various licensing boards in order to practice dental hygiene. Articulation with MTECH available. Learn more.

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Healthcare Administration Background

Healthcare Administration

BS

Healthcare Administration provides students a solid foundation in the skills necessary to serve as an effective and competent administrator within any healthcare setting. Healthcare Administration graduates are prepared to work in entry and middle management positions within public, private, and non-profit health agencies.

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Healthcare Services Background

Healthcare Services

AAS

Healthcare Services is designed for individuals working in a health-related area who have obtained, or are working toward a technical certification, license, etc.

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nursing background

Nursing

ASN BS

A bachelor of science in nursing degree prepares students to practice across all types of health care settings. A BSN provides the greatest opportunity for advancement in the nursing field. A BSN is also required for entry into most graduate nursing programs including nurse practitioner, certified nurse anesthetist, nursing educator, or nurse researcher. Students interested in the BSN would first need to complete the ASN program. Articulation with MTECH available. Learn more.

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public and community health background

Public Health

CP CP AA AS BS 

Students in the Department of Public and Community Health may receive an Associate in Science or Arts with an emphasis in Community Health: an Integrated Studies Bachelor of Science or Arts with a Community Health Emphasis; a Bachelor of Science in Community Health in one of the following areas: Community Health Emphasis, Health Services Administration Emphasis, or School Health Education. A minor in Community Health Education is available, as well as an endorsement for School Health Education. First-semester certificate available. Learn more.

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respiratory therapy background

Respiratory Therapy

AAS BS

This program consists of comprehensive classroom and clinical curricula that prepare students for the credentialing exam offered by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).

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Hospitality

culinary arts background

Culinary Arts

AAS

The Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) at UVU provides premier training for students interested in a career in professional cooking or baking. The program offers small, hands-on classes, focusing on individualized attention and development. The Culinary Arts Institute provides experience, through “engaged” industry based learning. Articulation with MTECH available. Learn more.

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hospitality management background

Hospitality Management

AS AAS BS

The Hospitality Management program in the Woodbury School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management (as well as supporting a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, with an Emphasis in Hospitality Management). Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees are also offered.

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Information Systems & Technology

computer science background

Computer Science

AS BS

Computer Science spans the range from theory through programming to cutting-edge development of computing solutions. Computer Scientists master the theory and practice of computing, and explore new and exciting ways to use computers. Systems like Google and Amazon are created by computer scientists.

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computer science-computer engineering background

Computer Science — Computer Engineering

AAS BS

The program introduces the student to a wide range of computer systems hardware, software, device drivers and peripheral devices.

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computer science- computing and networking background

Computer Science — Computing and Networking

AAS BS

The program introduces the student to a wide range of networking and data communications technologies and entry level programming.

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data analytics and decision making background

Data Analytics and Decision Making

CP

Data Analytics and Decision Making provides a skill set of recognizing the importance of data for solving operational, tactical, and strategic level organizational problems. Students will learn how to evaluate the characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of digital data as well as understand data-related laws and ethical practices.

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digital information management background

Digital Information Management

CP

Designed to prepare students to use public relations and communication skills in a business office and to oversee front office operations.

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foundations of application development background

Foundations of Application Development

CP

Designed to prepare students for an entry-level job in application development. Courses include programming, database, and web application design.

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information systems and tech background

Information Systems & Technology

CP AS AAS BS

The Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) Department prepares students to implement effective solutions to help support decision making. Such solutions include computer and network management, cybersecurity, IT support, system analysis, data analytics and visualization, data modeling, database administration, and creating web and mobile applications.

First-semester certificate available. Learn more.

Articulation with MTECH available. Learn more.

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network admin background

Network Administration

CERT

The program provides students with training in server administration, computer architecture, and networking. Students select from a variety of courses in cabling, Windows system administration, router management, information security, computer forensics, and Linux system administration.

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Law & Public Safety

criminal justice background

Criminal Justice

CP AA AS BS

Students in Criminal Justice may receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Law Enforcement Academy, an Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forensic Science. First-semester certificate available. Learn more.

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emergency services background

Emergency Services

ASBS

A degree in emergency services prepares practicing and future emergency service professionals through a program that balances technical skills, critical and ethical thinking, leadership, and effective communication. The department's programs address multiple emergency service educational needs, from professional certifications to degrees. Articulation with MTECH available. Learn more.

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ems firefighter recruit background

EMS — Firefighter Recruit Candidate

CERT

Our degree provides our students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assist them in obtaining a job in Emergency Services, or if already employed, to give them the knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance in their careers.

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ems paramedic background

EMS — Paramedic

CERT

Our degree provides our students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assist them in obtaining a job in Emergency Services, or if already employed, to give them the knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance in their careers.

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EMS Fire Officer background

EMS — Fire Officer

AAS

Our degree provides our students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assist them in obtaining a job in Emergency Services, or if already employed, to give them the knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance in their careers.

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ems firefighter emergency care background

EMS — Firefighter/Emergency Care

AAS

Our degree provides our students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assist them in obtaining a job in Emergency Services, or if already employed, to give them the knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance in their careers.

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ems wildland fire management background

EMS — Wildland Fire Management

AAS

Our degree provides our students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assist them in obtaining a job in Emergency Services, or if already employed, to give them the knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance in their careers.

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law enforcement background

Law Enforcement

CP

Utah Valley University is a sanctioned provider of the Utah Law Enforcement Academy, the basic training program for certification of law enforcement officers.

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Manufacturing

advanced manufacturing background

Advanced Manufacturing

CP

This program is designed to provide entry-level manufacturing technician skills that are needed in expanding the manufacturing industry in Utah Valley.

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cabnetry and architectural woodwork background

Cabinetry and Architectural Woodwork

 CP  CERT AS AAS

This program prepares students to find employment in factory production, set-up milling, assembling, and installing highly customized cabinetry in residences, banks, department stores, and restaurants. First-semester certificate available. Learn more.

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Transportation

aviation sciences background

Aviation Sciences

CP AS AAS BS

This program is designed to prepare the student with all the ratings necessary to be qualified for entry-level jobs in the aviation field. Obtaining an associate degree helps the graduate prepare for a diversity of job-related responsibilities and prepares students to enter directly into the B.S. degree. First-semester certificate available. Learn more.

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automotive tech background

Automotive Technology

DIP CERT AS AAS

Automotive Technology involves much more than the mechanical ability to replace parts. Because of this, Utah Valley University has designed this curriculum for the individual who has ability and aptitude to become a skilled automotive technician. Each enrolled student will have the opportunity to receive hands on training with vehicles, equipment, and tooling that is used in shops around the country. Articulation with MTECH available. Learn more.

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automotive power sports background

Automotive Power Sports

AAS

This program designed to train technicians in the field of maintenance and repair of personal transportation craft and multi person transportation vehicles that are currently outside the realm of automotive.

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collision repair background

Collision Repair Technology

DIP DIP CERT AAS AAS

Students at Utah Valley University will receive the knowledge and "hands on" training to enter one of the many of career paths that Collision Repair involves. Whether you want to be a repair technician, a painter, or an estimator; Utah Valley University has designed its curriculum to prepare graduates for the various paths in the Collision Repair industry.

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diesel mechanics background

Diesel Mechanics

DIP CERT AAS

Utah Valley University has designed this curriculum to prepare graduates for various paths in the Diesel Mechanics industry.

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