Executive Vice Provost and Dean of Academic and Instructional Services: Robert W. Wagner
Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director: Dave Woolstenhulme
Location: Distance Education Building
During the past two decades, University faculty and administration have strengthened services to residents through development and delivery of Distance Education academic programs in partnership with University departments. Distance Education provides opportunities for students to complete degrees and receive training via online courses, interactive broadcast, independent study, and face-to-face classes at Statewide Campuses. Distance Education provides opportunities for professional and vocational learning in addition to providing lifelong enrichment through social and cultural programs. Persons in all situations and of all ages can access learning opportunities which will increase their knowledge and skills without disrupting their employment or lifestyles.
Degree and Credit Programs
A large number of people live in communities or areas remote from the Logan campus and desire to benefit from higher education but cannot come to Logan to attend courses on campus. Courses and degree programs are made available to approximately 50 different communities around the state through on-site faculty, visiting faculty, and via an interactive broadcast system using a variety of technologies. In addition, many courses are available on the Internet.
Courses delivered via distance education or at campuses and centers across the state, which are equivalent in content hours of class instruction and preparation, meet the same requirements as comparable classes offered on the University campus. Programs and classes may meet the requirements for an undergraduate degree, as determined by the individual departments and colleges. They also may meet the requirements for a graduate degree with approval of the School of Graduate Studies. All instructors in credit courses are either members of the regular University teaching faculty officially assigned to the teaching project concerned or nonresident members approved by the head of the department and by the college administration.
The registration fees charged for classes conform to regulations of the Board of Regents. Fees may not be less than the on-campus tuition and may be more if warranted by the additional expense of conducting the class off campus.
Degrees and Programs Offered
Complete degree and certificate programs can be earned entirely through Statewide Campuses and Distance Education (DE). Courses offered online are asynchronous, allowing students to coordinate assignments around their schedules, and do not require meeting at a specific place or time. Interactive Broadcast courses are synchronous, meaning that although the instructor and students may be in different locations, they all meet together on a regular schedule, each at a USU Statewide Campus, center, or site. Face-to-face courses are taught at statewide campuses and selected centers by either faculty members or adjunct faculty members. Note: The degrees and programs listed below are not offered at all sites and locations. For more information on where certain degrees are available, visit distance.usu.edu/degree_programs and click on the degree that interests you or call the center you plan to attend.
Office Systems Support—AAS
Biological Science-Composite Teaching—BS,BA
Communicative Disorders—(second bachelor’s, online)—BS,BA
Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education—(online)—BS, BA
Early Childhood Education—BS (K-3)
Elementary Education—BS, BA (K-6)
English(Teaching Emphasis)—BS, BA
Family, Consumer, and Human Development—BS, BA
Family Life Studies—BS (offered online only)
History(Teaching Emphasis)—BS, BA
Interdisciplinary Studies—BS, BA
Management Information Systems—BS, BA
Mathematics Education(Teaching Minor)—BS
Psychology—BS, BA (online)
Recreation Resource Management—BS
Residential Landscape Design and Construction—BS
Special Education (Mild/Moderate Disabilities)—BS, BA
Agricultural Systems Technology—MS
Applied Environmental Geoscience—MS
Engineering(Electrical and Computer Specialization)—ME
English (Technical Writing)—MS (online)
Instructional Technology—MEd (online)
Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences—MS (online)
Natural Resources—MNR (online)
Psychology (licensure in school counseling)—MS
Special Education—MS, MEd
Education (specialization in Curriculum and Instruction)—EdD,PhD
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Distance Learning Endorsement
Elementary Mathematics Endorsement
English as a Second Language Endorsement
Gifted and Talented Endorsement
School Library Media Endorsement
Utah Mathematics Endorsement Project
Deafblindness Preservice Training Certificate
Dietetic Internship Certificate
Museum Practice Certificate
Native American Studies
Ornamental Horticulture Certificate
Personal Financial Planning
Administrative/Supervisory Concentration (Post Baccalaureate Licensure)
Alternative Teacher Preparation Licensure (Special Education)
Alternative Route to Licensure (Secondary Education)
Secondary Teacher Education Program Licensure
All students majoring in RC and AIS-administered degrees and programs must satisfy the requirements, provided below. Academic advising regarding these requirements is available in the Office of University Advising, Taggart Student Center 304, and at local RC campuses.
When students apply, they need to indicate which campus they would like to attend. When students indicate they would like to attend an RC campus or center, they will be identified as RC applicants and evaluated for admission. Students who are not seeking degrees, as well as those students who have not been admitted, may enroll in selected courses if they have met the prerequisites for those courses. Students who are admitted through the RC matriculation will be evaluated using the following criteria:
- Students who apply directly through an RC site and meet the current USU/college-specific admission criteria will be admitted and matriculated into their specified college according to current policy and procedure.
- First-time/freshman students who apply directly through an RC site/center and do not meet the University’s criteria will be admitted into the RC matriculation if they (a) have an index score of 85 or above or an ACT score of 16 or above, or (b) have been out of school for 5 or more years.
- Students applying to a USU RC campus who have previous college experience (readmits/transfer students) and do not meet the University’s criteria for admission into their requested major will be evaluated through the RC matriculation criteria. The criteria for re-admits and transfer students are as follows: (a) have been out of school for at least three years, or (b) have a minimum college overall GPA of at least 2.0, or (c) have previous college experience, including concurrent enrollment credit GPA of 2.0 or above.
Students who have been admitted through RC and later determine they want to attend courses on the main campus will be required to either complete at least 24 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or meet college-specific requirements. When a student meets the major/college-specific criteria, a change of major form must be submitted.
Online education allows students to accelerate their academic progress through high-quality interactive courses that fit their busy schedules. Students earn the same college credits working from their home computers as they would if they attended classes on campus. Most online courses are offered on a semester schedule and must be completed during regular USU semesters. For more information and to register for online courses, visit www.usu.edu/online/.
Interactive Broadcast Classes
Interactive Broadcast classes are available at all campuses and sites across Utah and allow students the opportunity to have a classroom experience with faculty from various USU campuses. Students are able to interact with their instructors and classmates in real time. To accommodate the schedules of students who work full time, many of the courses are available during the evenings.
Location: Eccles Conference Center 102D
Phone: (435) 797-7149
Concurrent Enrollment is a cooperative program between public and higher education in Utah which allows high school students to enroll in college courses as though on scholarship, at little or no cost to the student. Concurrent Enrollment is a “dual-enrollment” program that allows a student to earn both high school credit and college credit for completing a college course while still attending high school. The credits earned through Concurrent Enrollment are readily transferable among Utah’s colleges and universities as well as to out-of-state colleges and universities. Students enrolled in Concurrent Enrollment courses begin their college transcripts, which are permanent records tracking their progress toward college degrees.
Concurrent Enrollment courses are the same courses taught on the campus at Utah State University. For the most part, USU Concurrent Enrollment courses are 1000-level courses designed to help the student complete USU General Education requirements. Texts, tests, course rigor and requirements are identical to those of the same courses when taught on campus at USU.
USU Concurrent Enrollment courses are delivered through two methods: (1) Face-to-face instruction using a USU faculty member or an adjunct high school instructor. An adjunct high school instructor is a high school teacher with an advanced degree in the content area who has the approval of the university department to instruct a Concurrent Enrollment college course. (2) Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) is a broadcast-delivered Concurrent Enrollment course. In an IVC course, the instructor broadcasts the course from a USU campus location, and high school students receive that course while at their high school. Students are able to view the instructor, ask questions, and receive answers through the interactive technology used.
Students wishing to enroll in Concurrent Enrollment courses should be juniors or seniors and must have a 3.0 high school GPA, have the permission of their parent/guardian, and the approval of their high school counselor.
USU Brigham City
Dean and Executive Director: Thomas R. Lee
265 West 1100 South
Brigham City UT 84302
Phone: (435) 919-1200
Phone: (801) 499-5120
Phone: (435) 919-1291
Vice Provost for Statewide Campuses and Distance Education: Ronda Menlove
1021 West Vine Street
Tooele UT 84074
Phone: (435) 882-6611
Salt Lake City
Associate Dean: Martha Archultea
Phone: (385) 646-5570
Dean: Donna Dillingham-Evans
Phone: (435) 668-0852
Phone: (435) 438-2301 ext 7850
Phone: (435) 836-1312
Phone: (435) 864-5708
Phone: (435) 283-7590
Phone: (435) 863-6630
Phone: (435) 577-2901
Phone: (435) 531-6693
Phone: (435) 387-2749
Phone: (435) 623-0537
Phone: (801) 226-9045
Phone: (435) 646-5570
Phone: (435) 893-2266
Phone: (435) 665-2343
USU Uintah Basin
Dean and Executive Director: Boyd Edwards
987 East Lagoon (124-9)
Roosevelt UT 84066
Phone: (435) 722-2294
320 N 2000 W
Vernal UT 84078
Phone: (435) 722-2294
Phone: (435) 381-2233
Associate Dean and Executive Director: Steve Hawks
Phone: (435) 259-7432
Phone: (435) 651-3106
Phone: (435) 587-3316
Phone: (435) 727-3294
USU Distance Education—Logan and Out-of-State
Executive Director: Robert Wagner
Eccles Conference Center 102
5055 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322
Phone: (435) 797-9700
Toll-free: (800) 233-2137
For a complete listing of locations, visit distance.usu.edu/locations.cfm