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University Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Orem, UT, United States
The Bachelor in University Studies program offered by the Utah Valley University 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.
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Students of the University Studies offered by the Utah Valley University  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 this Bachelor in University Studies program 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.


The Bachelor in University Studies is a program that does not prepare students for a specific career path; rather it situates graduates for a range of future possibilities and may be less vulnerable to changes in market demand than more traditional degrees in that it focuses on intellectual and integrative learning outcomes that serve individuals well in a variety of careers.  

Graduates will have a disciplinary focus broader than a single major, but most courses will come from within one of the 8 specific Colleges found at Utah Valley University. This is often beneficial when student interests are varied across a College, or the need for a variety of disciplines would be beneficial to application to professional program such as law or medicine. As many employers do not require a specific degree, the skills that are established with the completion of a Bachelor's degree allow for potential employees to become capable and adept in skills such as critical thinking, communication, and problem solving. 

The Bachelor in University Studies program is designed to provide development of these skill sets plus many others, thus increasing the likelihood of employability in a broad range of in-demand professions in today’s fast-paced, ever changing economy. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Media Ethics
  • Collaborative Communication for Technology Professions
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Approaches to Humanities
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Formal Logic

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • $115 application fee
  • Official High School Transcripts or Record Equivalent
  • English Proficiency
  • Affidavit of support and financial statements (All financial support papers must be in English, showing amounts in U.S. dollars.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8046 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8046 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2596 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orem

  • 950 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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