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University Studies, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Orem, UT, United States
The University Studies 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 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.

Career prospects

is a degree 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.  

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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online Application for Admission.
  • Application Fee: Nonrefundable.
  • Official Transcripts: All High School/College/University transcripts must arrive at UVU in an unopened envelope from the sending institution.
  • Official ACT or SAT scores.
  • UVU requires international applicants (with their sponsors) to submit an “Affidavit of Support” for an International Student at UVU.
  • The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a confidential examination given through procedures designed to protect its security before, during, and after its administration.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12031 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12031 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    3876 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3876 USD per module 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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