Utah Valley University

Orem, UT

Utah Valley University

800 W University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058-5999
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Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Utah Valley University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

2073 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American Sign Language (Asl)
 
30
 
 
 
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
 
 
3
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
5
 
 
 
Art Teacher Education
 
6
 
 
 
Biology Teacher Education
 
4
 
 
 
Business Teacher Education
 
4
 
 
 
Chemistry Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
22
5
 
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
 
5
 
 
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
95
0
 
3
 
Earth Science Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
 
2
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
 
16
 
 
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
122
 
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
6
76
 
 
 
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
48
 
 
 
General Studies
1173
53
 
0
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
7
119
 
 
 
Health Teacher Education
 
11
 
 
 
History Teacher Education
 
19
 
 
 
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
 
 
 
0
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
14
 
 
 
Music Teacher Education
 
6
 
 
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
6
 
 
 
Physics Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
2
 
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
0
 
 
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
31
 
 
 
Spanish Language Teacher Education
 
1
 
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
2
177
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1080 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
25
121
50
2
 
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
 
 
 
1
 
Banking and Financial Support Services
0
0
 
0
 
Business Administration and Management, General
149
285
25
1
 
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
 
 
 
20
 
Business/Commerce, General
 
 
75
 
 
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
1
 
 
 
 
Economics, General
 
6
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
 
14
 
1
 
Finance, General
0
72
 
 
 
Financial Planning and Services
 
62
 
1
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
24
 
 
 
Management Science
 
 
 
6
 
Marketing, Other
 
25
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
97
 
 
 
Office Management and Supervision
 
0
 
 
 
Operations Management and Supervision
0
0
 
5
 
Organizational Leadership
 
 
 
1
 
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other
 
 
 
11
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

756 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ethics
 
 
 
0
 
Family and Community Services
 
11
 
 
 
History, General
30
19
 
 
 
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
1
 
 
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
44
25
 
 
 
Philosophy
2
18
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
42
 
 
 
Psychology, General
54
405
 
 
 
Social Work
 
55
50
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

579 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
8
212
 
 
 
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
6
25
 
 
 
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Emt Paramedic)
0
0
 
96
 
Gerontology
 
 
 
1
 
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
 
 
 
1
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
98
96
4
 
 
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
10
 
 
0
 
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
 
 
 
22
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

424 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Computer and Information Sciences, General
53
0
 
 
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
24
1
 
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
 
 
 
3
 
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
 
 
 
10
 
Computer Science
23
72
 
 
 
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
 
65
 
55
 
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
 
 
 
1
 
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
0
0
 
0
 
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
14
 
 
 
 
Information Science/Studies
 
43
 
 
 
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
12
12
 
1
 
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
 
35
 
 
 

308 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad/Cadd
 
 
 
6
 
Biotechnology
 
28
 
 
 
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
6
52
 
 
 
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
1
 
 
0
 
Building/Property Maintenance
5
 
 
 
 
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering Cad/Cadd
 
 
 
0
 
Computer Engineering, General
 
8
 
 
 
Computer Hardware Engineering
 
0
 
 
 
Computer Software Engineering
 
23
 
 
 
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
 
 
 
4
 
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
0
 
 
0
 
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
0
 
 
 
 
Engineering, General
0
 
 
 
 
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
55
 
 
 
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
0
 
 
 
 
Environmental Science
 
7
 
 
 
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
 
 
1
 
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
 
 
 
1
 
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting Cad/Cadd
 
 
 
8
 
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
13
7
 
 
 
Pre-Engineering
17
 
 
 
 
Robotics Technology/Technician
54
 
 
 
 
Surveying Technology/Surveying
4
7
 
 
 
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician
 
 
 
1
 

229 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biological and Physical Sciences
 
 
 
0
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
23
99
 
 
 
Biotechnology
 
28
 
 
 
Botany/Plant Biology
 
1
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
23
 
 
 
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
7
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
18
12
 
 
 
Physical Sciences
1
 
 
 
 
Physics, General
 
15
 
 
 
Statistics, General
 
2
 
 
 

195 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
 
29
 
2
 
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
40
 
 
 
 
Dance, General
7
14
 
 
 
Dance, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
4
27
 
 
 
Game and Interactive Media Design
 
21
 
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
14
 
 
 
Music Technology
 
9
 
8
 
Music, General
1
11
 
 
 
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
 
 
 
8
 
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
0
 
 
 
 

166 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications, General
37
114
 
2
 
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
 
13
 
 
 

92 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
5
 
 
10
 
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
18
 
 
11
 
Cabinetmaking and Millwork
7
 
 
0
 
Construction Management
0
0
 
0
 
Construction Trades, General
0
 
 
0
 
Construction Trades, Other
0
 
 
 
 
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
18
 
 
10
 
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
0
 
 
0
 
Intelligence, General
3
 
 
 
 
Lineworker
0
 
 
0
 
Mechanics and Repairers, General
8
 
 
 
 
National Security Policy Studies
 
 
 
2
 

46 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
9
37
 
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Utah Valley University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
 
 
 
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
 
 
 
 
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
 
 
 
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
 
 
 
 
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
 
 
Family and Community Services
 
 
 
 
Fire Science/Fire-Fighting
 
 
 
General Studies
 
 
 
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
  • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs (Department of Nursing)
  • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program (Department of Nursing)
  • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program (Department of Nursing)
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Dental Hygiene (DH)
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (Intensive English Program)
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
  • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A- Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4.2 Based on 5 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Outdoor Recreation Management, Class of 2012

    Career center, internship center and emails.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Digital Media - Internet Technologies, Class of 2015

    They have a lot of career fairs and events but I never cared too much about them as I was already in my field.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Physics, Class of 2012

    There's a counselor that helps you find a major. Once a major is chosen, you are given a career counselor who helps you progress towards graduation.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Behavioral Science, Class of 2011

    Um, I think there were some career workshops, there were always employers on campus, but I wasn't aware of any partnerships that helped place students in internships or entry-level positions that would lead to long-term jobs or careers.

    4 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4 Based on 5 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Outdoor Recreation Management, Class of 2012

    More conservative than other schools.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Physics, Class of 2012

    In the physics department there are very few girls. It's a very diversified school otherwise.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Behavioral Science, Class of 2011

    It's pretty diverse for the area it's located in. It's a huge student body because of the vast distance education programs offered. A large number of students are non-traditional students--older, married, working FT jobs while in school. Fun culture, though. Always something fun going on at the campus.

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.6 Based on 5 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Outdoor Recreation Management, Class of 2012

    No dorms, nice classrooms, modern library with easy scheduling and use.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Digital Media - Internet Technologies, Class of 2015

    They make a real honest effort to stay up to date

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Physics, Class of 2012

    It's fast growing school with lots of computer labs. There's are math and physics help labs.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Behavioral Science, Class of 2011

    No dorms, but I've seen that university grow into a world-class campus full of wonderful, modern facilities. No on-campus dorms, but everything else is pretty top-notch.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    finance, Class of 2003

    Clean, state of the art.

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4 Based on 5 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Digital Media - Internet Technologies, Class of 2015

    I never was involved in any of that, sorry!

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Physics, Class of 2012

    Lots of people attend institute. There's also a new library and student wellness building with a lots of fun things to do there.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Behavioral Science, Class of 2011

    There's a drum line called the Green Man Group, who is a pretty central feature at sporting events and other on-campus events. They even get invited to parades all over the state during the summer. UVU also has the only NCAA men's soccer program in Utah, and soccer is insanely popular here. The team is playing in the NCAA tournament in just its second season in existence.

    4 Rated January 2016
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Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • Before starring on shows like Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, Professional Ballroom Dancer Chelsie Hightower was a UVU student. Other UVU grads who made names for themselves in the entertainment industry include Season 8 Bachelorette Winner Jeff Holm and Criminal Minds Actress A. J. Cook. Professional athletes hailing from UVU include former Orlando Magic Basketball Player Ronnie Price, Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder Mitch Jones, Olympic Gold Medalist Skeleton Racer Noelle Pikus-Pace, Olympic Bobsleigh Bronze Medalist Christopher Fogt, former Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Kam Mickolio, Champion Bullrider Wesley Silcox, and Mixed Martial Artist Ramsey Nijem.

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What is the campus setting like?
1 Answer
  • If you love a campus with a view, UVU delivers. The main campus is cushioned between the white-capped Wasatch Mountains and vast shimmering Utah Lake. The buildings sport a modern concrete and glass architecture style and are all interconnected. This means you can trek from classrooms to the JK Sushi restaurant to the Gaming Center all without stepping foot outside on cold or rainy days. Walk upstairs from the Gaming Center and you’ll find students getting their fitness on at the spinning studio, indoor running track, rock climbing wall, and workout center in the new Student Life and Wellness Center. Just goes to show that even as a commuter university UVU provides a vibrant on-campus experience. If you don’t live within driving distance of campus, rest assured the residence life department has tons of connections with nearby student housing facilities and will help you find your perfect place to live and learn.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
  • Non-traditional educational offerings are big at UVU. If you are interested in earning an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree entirely online, consider applying for their programs in science, aviation, business management, and public emergency services management. In addition to taking classes on the main campus you can also take advantage of course offerings hosted at high schools, learning centers and city buildings in the nearby cities of Saratoga Springs, Spanish Fork, Heber City and Santaquin. Are you a working professional who is thinking about going back to school? Through the Weekend College program UVU runs over 100 courses on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. Earning a degree while working on weekdays just got a whole lot easier.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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  • In the Wolverines’ first year as members of the Western Athletic Conference, the women’s softball team and men’s cross country team both took conference titles. An impressive feat! The men’s soccer team is the only NCAA Division I men’s soccer team in the state, which has attracted student-athletes from institutions across Utah to the university. The UVU wrestling team is one of just 10 wrestling teams that belong to the Big 12 Conference. In 2011 student-athlete Benjamin Kjar became the university’s first ever NCAA All-American wrestler. Since the university also offers golf, baseball, basketball, track & field, and volleyball, you have plenty of opportunities to join the mean Green Wolverines.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
  • UVA was founded during World War II as a vocational school. Since its inception, the school has blossomed awarding degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s levels in a range of programs. In fact, the university is home to both a state-of-the-art flight school and a professional ballroom dance program, one of the largest in the country. The university’s dance students are as widely recognized as their program—in 2010 they won the first ever Dancing With The Stars College Dance Championship. Faculty members at UVU have celebrated their own unique successes. In 2009 Physics Professor Steve Wasserbaech was one of 12 non-European researchers in the world invited to conduct research on particle acceleration at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. Also, in 2015 the Department of Biology received a $25,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for the faculty and staff to enhance research, conservation, and student-engaged learning activities at its field station in the Capitol Reef National Park.

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