Jun 15, 2024  
2024-2025 General Catalog 
  
2024-2025 General Catalog

University Studies Requirements


The University Studies program is intended to help students expand on the learning outcomes of General Education and continue to develop broad-based learning skills in upper division courses. 

University Studies Components

All students who receive a Bachelor’s degree must complete University Studies requirements. These requirements include two communication intensive, one quantitative intensive, and 2 credits minimum in each of two of the three depth categories outside of the category for which a student’s major is classified.

Communications Intensive (CI) (2 courses)


Communications Intensive (CI)     

Quantitative Intensive (QI) (1 course)


Quantitative Intensive (QI)   

Depth Course Requirements (4 credits minimum completed in two or more courses)


Depth Education (DHA, DSS, DSC) (4 credits minimum completed in two or more courses). Students are required to take two upper-division courses outside of their major category.

Approved 3000-level or above courses must be taken from two of the following three categories: Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA), Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC), and Depth Social Sciences (DSS). Students must select one course from each of the two categories which do not include their major (e.g., Sociology majors are associated with the Social Sciences category and would select one 3000-level or above course from the Depth Humanities and Creative Arts and one 3000-level or above course from the Depth Life and Physical Sciences).  
 

Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)


Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)   

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)


Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   

Depth Social Sciences (DSS)


Depth Social Sciences (DSS)    

 

Categorization of Majors


The courses that must be taken to satisfy University Studies Depth Education requirements depend on the classification of the student’s major. In order to satisfy the Depth Education requirements, students must satisfy at least one Depth course in each area outside of the area in which their major is classified.

The following tables list majors by college and classification and show which depth requirements a student in each major must satisfy. The major categories are abbreviated as follows: HA—Humanities and Creative Arts, SC—Life and Physical Sciences, and SS—Social Sciences. Please Note: major categories are not assigned by college and some colleges offer majors in several categories.
 

College of Agriculture

Major and Classification Depth Required
DHA DSC DSS
Agribusiness SC X   X
Agricultural Communication SC X   X
Agricultural Communication and Journalism SC X   X
Agricultural Education SC X   X
Agricultural Systems Technology SC X   X
Agricultural Systems Technology and Agribusiness (Composite) SC X   X
Animal and Dairy Sciences SC X   X
Applied Economics SS X X  
Aviation Technology (all emphases) SC X   X
Biotechnology SC X   X
Bioveterinary Science SC X   X
Business Education SS X X  
Climate Science SC X   X
Dietetics (all emphases) SC X   X
Environmental Planning SS X X  
Equine Science and Management SC X   X
Family and Consumer Sciences Education SS X X  
Food Science SC X   X
General Studies: Agriculture (depends on emphasis) See advisor
Horticulture SC X   X
Landscape Architecture HA   X X
Nutrition Science (all emphases) SC X   X
Outdoor Product Design and Development SC   X X
Plant Science (all emphases) SC X   X
Residential Landscape Design and Construction SC X   X
Soils and Sustainable Land Systems SC X   X
Technology and Engineering Education SC X   X
Technology Systems (all emphases) SC X   X

Caine College of the Arts

Major and Classification Depth Required
DHA DSC DSS
Art HA   X X
Art History HA   X X
General Studies: Arts and Humanities (depends on emphasis) See advisor
Interior Design HA                                                                        X X
Music HA   X X
Music Therapy HA   X X
Theatre Arts HA   X X

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Major and Classification Depth Required
DHA DSC DSS
Accounting SS X X  
Data Analytics SS X X  
Economics SS X X  
Finance SS X X  
Management SS X X  
Management Information Systems SS                                           X X  
Marketing SS X X  

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Major and Classification Depth Required
DHA DSC DSS
Communicative Disorders SS X X  
Early Childhood Education (depends on emphasis)                      See advisor
Elementary Education (depends on emphasis) See advisor
General Studies: Elementary Education (depends on emphasis) See advisor
General Studies: Human Services (depends on emphasis)  See advisor
Health Education and Promotion SC X   X
Human Development and Family Studies SS X X  
Human Experience Design and Interaction SS X X  
Kinesiology SC X   X
Nursing SC X   X
Recreation Administration SS X X  
Psychology SS X X  
Secondary Education (depends on teaching major) See advisor
Social Studies Composite Teaching SS X X  
Special Education (may choose any two areas) See advisor

College of Engineering

Major and Classification Depth Required
DHA DSC DSS
Biological Engineering SC X   X
Civil Engineering SC X   X
Computer Engineering SC X   X
Electrical Engineering SC X   X
Environmental Engineering SC                                                    X   X
General Studies: Technology SC X   X
Mechanical Engineering SC X   X

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Major and Classification Depth Required
DHA DSC DSS
Agricultural Communication and Journalism SC                            X   X
American Studies HA   X X
Anthropology SS X X  
Asian Studies HA   X X
Chinese HA   X X
Communication Studies HA   X X
Criminal Justice SS X X  
English HA   X X
French HA   X X
General Studies: Arts and Humanities HA   X X
General Studies: Policy and Administration SS X X  
General Studies: Social Sciences SC X X X
German HA   X X
History HA   X X
International Studies (depends on emphasis) See advisor
Journalism SS X X  
Law and Constitutional Studies SS X X  
Liberal Arts HA   X X
Philosophy HA   X X
Political Science SS X X  
Portuguese HA   X X
Religious Studies HA   X X
Social Work SS X X  
Sociology SS X X  
Spanish HA   X X
Technical Communication and Rhetoric SC X   X

S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Major and Classification Depth Required
DHA DSC DSS
Conservation and Restoration Ecology SC X   X
Environmental Studies SS X X  
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences SC X   X
Forest Ecology and Management SC X   X
General Studies: Natural Resources (depends on emphasis) See advisor
Geography SS X X  
Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems SC                X   X
Rangeland Ecology and Management SC X   X
Recreation Resource Management SS X X  
Wildlife Ecology and Management SC X   X

College of Science

Major and Classification Depth Required
DHA DSC DSS
Biochemistry SC X   X
Biology SC X   X
Biological Science Composite Teaching SC X   X
Chemistry SC X   X
Computer Science SC X   X
Data Science SC X   X
Earth Science Teaching SC X   X
General Studies: Science SC X   X
Geology SC X   X
Mathematics SC X   X
Physical Science Composite Teaching (Chemistry) SC                    X   X
Physical Science Composite Teaching (Physics) SC X   X
Physics SC X   X
Public Health SC X   X
Statistics SC X   X

 

Designation of Courses that Satisfy University Studies Depth Education Requirements

All courses approved for the University Studies Depth Education Requirements are clearly designated in this catalog. The designations used for University Studies Depth Education courses are as follows:

Intensive Courses

  • Communications Intensive, CI
  • Quantitative Intensive, QI

Depth Education Courses

  • Humanities and Creative Arts, DHA
  • Life and Physical Sciences, DSC
  • Social Sciences, DSS

Course Descriptions

See University Studies (USU) in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.