University of Utah Graduation Requirements That May Be Completed at LDS Business College

In addition to your major courses, the University of Utah has three types of graduation requirements. Students must complete (1) General Education requirements, (2) University Bachelor's Degree requirements, and (3) Elective Credit.

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General Education: The U's General Education program can be waived by completing the General Education requirements at LDS Business College. This may be demonstrated in one of two ways:

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Earning an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree ( Not an Associate of Applied Science), or

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Obtaining a letter of completion from LDS Business College stating all of your General Education requirements have been completed.

 

If you do not complete the General Education requirements while attending LDS Business College, your transfer courses will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis for General Education credit. Those courses awarded General Education credit will be identified on your Summary of Transfer Credit.

 

A basic understanding of the General Education program may assist you with your LDS Business College course planning. In the General Education program every student must complete the Intellectual Explorations requirement, the American Institutions requirement, the Quantitative Reasoning requirement, and the Writing requirement.

 

American Institutions Requirement: May be completed at LDS Business College by completing (with a D- or better) the following area of study:

 

 

POLS 110      American National Government (3)

 

Writing Requirement: May be completed at LDS Business College by completing (with a C- or better) the following courses:

 

 

ENG 201   Intermediate College Writing (3)

 

Quantitative Reasoning Requirement: Both A and B parts of the requirement must be completed with a minimum grade of D- or credit:

 

 

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Quantitative Reasoning A (Math): Mathematics 1030 or an approved higher-level mathematics course.

 

 

B

Quantitative Reasoning B (Statistics or Logic): Mathematics 1040, 1070, or a statistics or logic course from an approved list. Not required for students receiving a BFA or B.Mus degree.

 

 

The quantitative reasoning requirement may be complete at LDS Business College by completing ONE of the following:

 

 

MATH 111    Calculus (3)
MATH 110    College Algebra (4) &   MATH 252 Statistics (3)

 

Intellectual Explorations Requirement: General Education includes courses taught in the following four subject areas:

 

 

 

Fine Arts

Humanities

Physical and Life Sciences

Social Sciences

 

 

Students are required to complete two courses from each of the four subject areas. Courses for these requirements must be completed with a minimum D- grade. Most courses taught at LDS Business College for General Education will be accepted as fulfilling the foundation requirements in one of the four areas. Foundation courses are identified on the Summary of Transfer Credit as FF (Fine Arts Foundation), HF (Humanities Foundation), SF (Physical & Life Sciences Foundation), and BF (Social and Behavioral Science Foundation).

CONVERSION TABLE:

LDS BUSINESS COLLEGE'S GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
TO U's GENERAL EDUCATION

LDSBC'S GENERAL EDUCATION AREAS

CORRESPONDING GENERAL EDUCATION AREAS

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Humanities

Humanities

Life/Physical Sciences & Mathematics

Physical & Life Sciences

Social Sciences

Social Science

American Institutions

American Institutions

 

There are a few majors at the U that require specific courses that could be counted for general education. With careful planning a student could complete their associate degree to include courses for the major. Another option for students who want to transfer to the U before completing their associate degree, is to work with a LDS Business College advisor in taking classes at the U that would satisfy requirements for the associate degree and have those credits transferred back to LDS Business College.

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University Requirements: In addition to the General Education requirements, the University requires all students to complete the following to receive a Bachelor's Degree (these requirements may be part of the major department's requirements):

 

Upper-Division Communication/Writing Requirement: Taking an approved upper-division communication/writing course identified by the student's major department may fulfill this requirement. The course must be completed with a minimum grade of C- or credit, unless the department requires a higher grade.

 

Diversity Requirement: All undergraduate students graduating from the University of Utah will be required to successfully complete one course satisfying the diversity requirement. In order to fulfill the diversity requirement, the course must be a least three hours and have as its central focus:

 

 

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The study of one or more cultures of the people of the United States different from the majority or dominant cultures.

 

 

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The critical examination of relations between non-dominant and dominant cultural groups or between various non-dominant cultural groups in the United States.

 

 

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Be approved by the University Diversity Committee.

 

 

For further questions and course approval, please contact University College's Academic Advising Center at (801) 581-8146; or the Office of Undergraduate Studies at (801) 581-3811.

 

Math or Language Requirement: The math requirement is necessary for students expecting to earn a Bachelor of Science degree. Students desiring a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the foreign language requirement. Refer to the information included on each major to find out which degree is offered for your intended major at the U.

 

 

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Bachelor of Science degrees require completion of two upper-division quantitative intensive courses, equal to six semester hours, from an approved list of courses. These courses must be passed with a minimum D- grade or credit.

 

 

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Bachelor of Arts degrees require students to complete course work equivalent to at least fifth-quarter (202) or 4th semester (2020 level) competency in either foreign or sign language. Language credit transferred to the U must have a minimum grade of C- or credit.

 

 

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Refer to appropriate department for BFA, BMus, BSW, and BUS requirements.

 

International Requirement (For students entering the U starting Fall 2007): All undergraduate students graduating from the University of Utah will be required to successfully complete one course satisfying the international requirement. In order to fulfill the international requirement, students must take an approved upper-division course that is at least three hours.

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Elective Credits: As previously explained, any course from LDS Business College above a 1000 level with at least a D- grade will be accepted by the U. Students graduating from the U must complete at least 122 credit hours (164 for Pharmacy majors). All accepted LDS Business College credits will count toward this requirement. However, within those 122 credit hours students are also required to complete at least 40 upper division credit hours. Upper division courses at the U are numbered 3000 or higher. Even if a department uses a LDS Business College course to waive an upper division requirement you will not receive upper division credit to apply toward this 40 hour requirement.

 
Last Updated: 8/12/14