UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

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There are several exciting undergraduate degree options offered at the University of Utah Asia Campus. The initial undergraduate degree offerings are Communication (BA/BS), Psychology (BS), and Social Work (BSW). As part of your University of Utah experience you will also participate in the Global Citizenship BlockU, which is a  set schedule of classes during your Freshman year. You will work closely with your peers and have faculty mentors, preparing you to be successful at the University of Utah.

The University of Utah is excited to bring some of its most successful degrees to the Asia Campus and is currently in discussions to increase the undergraduate degree offerings available.

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH ASIA CAMPUS UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
COURSE NAME DEGREE DEPARTMENT/COLLEGE
Communication B.A./B.S. in Communication Communication
Psychology B.S. in Psychology Psychology
Social Work Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Social Work

Explore the options below and apply to the University of Utah today. There will be a limited number of seats in each program, so please pay close attention to dates and deadlines and apply early.

COMMUNICATION (BA/BS)

communication_iconThe Communication major at the University of Utah emphasizes academic learning, including theoretical and methodological expertise, along with practical and technical knowledge and training. While many of our graduates go on to be practitioners—technicians and producers within the areas of public relations, advertising, integrated marketing, print and broadcast journalism, documentary film making, and photography—they also go into fields with broad knowledge and inquiry; capacity for leadership; innovation and entrepreneurialism; critical thinking; strong decision-making skills; the ability to think, speak, write, and listen; and a general knowledge of the liberal-arts tradition. LEARN MORE

Department of Communication Ranking

According to ComAnalytics, against Pac 12 peers, Utah ranks:

  • #1 in U.S. in communication research on Cultural Studies, Ethics, Film, History, Law, Memory, Narrative, Popular Culture, and Race and Ethnicity
  • #2 in U.S. for Research on Contemporary Issues, Critical Theory, Democracy, Health, News, and Theory
  • #3 in U.S. for research on Education, Persuasion, Print Journalism, public relations
  • #3 in U.S. for Total Publications (above Stanford)
  • #4 in U.S. for research on Broadcasting and Media, Politics and Government

Faculty Distinctions:

  • Presidencies: American Journalism Historians Association, International Communication Association
  • Editors: Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies
  • Awards: Young Scholar Award, International Communication Association, Distinguished Education Service Award, Broadcast Education Association

Current faculty have won major awards in the field of communication:

  • Young Scholar Award, International Communication Association
  • Distinguished Education Service Award, Broadcast Education Association

PSYCHOLOGY (BS)

psychology_iconIn the field of Psychology we seek to understand human thought and behavior, addressing questions with relevance to virtually every aspect of modern life. Psychology research identifies the links between mind, body and the social world, and is behind the design of everything from smartphones and children’s toys to online networks and public health ads. Psychology also includes the more well-known domain of counseling, which helps individuals lead happier and healthier lives. Our department faculty has been acknowledged with numerous teaching, research and service awards, and the department recently ranked among the top 50 clinical psychology programs in the United States. LEARN MORE

Department of Psychology Ranking

  • A productive and innovative department, ranked 67th in the nation (US News & World Report)
  • Clinical doctoral program ranked 47th nationally (US News & World Report)
  • Over 60% of faculty have funded research projects
  • A top U department in majors graduated
  • Ranked in top third of all U.S. programs
  • 25% of psychology faculty members have received major teaching or mentoring awards
  • Undergraduate students:
    Gain research experience in faculty labs
    Experience interdisciplinary collaboration with the School of Computing, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Biomedical Informatics and Pharmacology

SOCIAL WORK (BSW)

social_work_iconIn thousands of ways, social workers help people from every background, across the nation and around the world. Social work is not just a job or even a profession. Rather, it is a passion to make things better at all levels of intervention. Social workers are employed in government, family service agencies, child welfare organizations, hospitals, substance abuse programs, aging services, criminal justice agencies, and schools, among other settings. Clients may be individuals, families, groups, organizations, or whole communities. LEARN MORE

College of Social Work Ranking

  • The College of Social Work is ranked in top 20% of Schools of Social Work by U.S. News & World Report. (Rank #52)
  • Ranked in the top 20% of U.S. Social Work Programs in research universities
  • 90% of main campus graduates are employed within one year of completing a BSW degree
  • The bachelor’s degree in Social Work is the only undergraduate professional degree offered at the Songdo Global Campus

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE: GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP, BLOCK U

global_ciitizenship_icon Students at the University of Utah Asia Campus complete their general education requirements in their Freshman year with is a set schedule of classes. This cohort experience, called “BlockU,” is organized around the theme of “Global Citizenship.”  The BlockU freshmen experience promotes integrated thinking, civic engagement, core competencies and student success. LEARN MORE