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Pathways to Completion

Did you start a bachelor’s degree but get sidetracked because life got in the way? You are not alone! The University of Utah has degree completion pathways that will help you fit school around your life and earn your degree. So, why should you RETURN to THE U?

There are a number of short, flexible majors that can be completed through a combination of online, evening, and accelerated courses. Some courses are also offered at the U’s Sandy campus.

Some of the most flexible majors are Psychology, Economics, Family & Consumer Studies (which includes Early Childhood and Financial Planning Certificates), Sociology, and Political Science.

With the help from your advisor, we can also find the shortest, quickest way for you to finish any of the U’s other 100+ majors.

  • Valuable Degrees Economics and Psychology degrees are being offered because they are the most efficient, flexible majors with high returns and job placement after graduation.
  • Flexible Course Offerings These degrees can be completed through a combination of online, evening, and accelerated courses.
  • Classes Close to Home Many classes can be taken at the U’s Sandy campus.
  • Start when You’re Ready RTU courses are offered on a rotation so you can start during any semester and be guaranteed a selection of courses that will allow you to finish without bottlenecks
  • Personal Coaches to Help You don’t have to do this alone. Your personal Student Success Advocate is there to coach you through the journey to completion.
  • You’re Different than a Traditional Student and We Get It Your advocate and instructors understand the non-traditional, adult learner and can guide you through to completion. They understand what barriers and unique circumstances you face.

Degree Completion Programs

Economics

Below is a sample pathway that shows how you can complete your degree*. There are other alternative paths to completion and your advisor will help you find what works best for you.

Spring 2019

Summer 2019

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Fall 2020

ECON 2010

ECON 3540

ECON 2010

ECON 2010

ECON 3190

ECON 2010

ECON 3640+

 

ECON 3620+

ECON 3640+

 

ECON 3620+

ECON 3200

 

ECON 3100

ECON 3500+

 

ECON 3100

ECON 5060

 

ECON 4010+

ECON 4020+

 

ECON 4650

+Also Online but recommended that RTU students take in person

*This assumes an Associate’s Degree or a completion of undergraduate general education requirements.

   
  • To calculate an estimate of tuition costs please use the University of Utah Tuition Calculator.  Tuition for all courses is based on residency and is the same whether you take an online or in-person course. Online courses do incur an additional $60 fee to cover the costs of operating online courses. Please visit University of Utah’s tuition rate schedulefor more information about tuition at the University of Utah.
  • Transfer credit accepted by the university will be evaluated by the department with regard to credit toward the major. The core work in economics is fairly similar across universities, so principles, intermediate theory, math and stat courses often transfer for credit in the major. Economics electives may transfer for credit even if the University of Utah does not offer the specific elective course in question, as long as the course is clearly designed for Economics majors. To transfer for allied credit, courses must be taken at the upper division level in a suitable department.

Bachelor of Science. Students are eligible for the Bachelor of Arts degree if they do the requisite language work required by the University.

All of the courses at the University, whether online or in-person, are taught by the same high-quality faculty members. There’s no distinction on your diploma if you complete courses online.

Economics students have a wide range of career options.  Many of our students go on to take jobs in fields like banking and finance while others seek employment in the public and non-profit sectors.  Economics also offers excellent preparation for professional studies in law and business.

For more information on the career and earnings potential of an economics degree you can visit the website for the American Economics Association.

  • Have additional questions? Economics departmental advisors are here to help you with a team of advisors who are available year-round. They can help you via phone, email, or virtual appointments in navigating your degree. To make an appointment with one of our advisors, please visit: https://economics.utah.edu/advising.php

Psychology

Below is a sample pathway that shows how you can complete your degree*. There are other alternative paths to completion and your advisor will help you find what works best for you.

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

PSY 3460/RTU

PSY 3000/RTU

PSY 3150/RTU

PSY 3010/RTU

PSY 3410/RTU

PSY 3120/RTU

PSY 1010/CE

PSY 3215/CE

PSY 3230/CE

PSY 3250/CE

PSY 3400/CE

PSY 3330/CE

PSY 2010/ONLN

PSY 3320/ONLN

   

PSY 3260/ONLN

 
           
    • To calculate an estimate of tuition costs please use the University of Utah Tuition Calculator.  Tuition for all courses is based on residency and is the same whether you take an online or in-person course. Online courses do incur an additional $60 fee to cover the costs of operating online courses. Please visit University of Utah’s tuition rate schedulefor more information about tuition at the University of Utah.
    • If you are a transfer student, please work with a Psychology academic advisor to determine if any previous coursework will count towards the requirements in Psychology.

Students may choose the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology option, which is fully available online. You also have the option to receive the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, however language courses are only available in-person.  Please see your advisor for details on these options.

All of the courses at the University, whether online or in-person, are taught by the same faculty members. The majority of psychology faculty members are also active researchers within their various fields.  There is no distinction on a student’s transcripts or diploma between an online or on campus degree.

    • A degree in psychology prepares students for a variety of careers and graduate programs.  We are known as a “hub science” because our scientific contributions help to create solutions to all sorts of world challenges.  The bachelor’s degree prepares any student to start employment within the psychological field and is also part of preparing to apply to graduate programs in therapy, research, etc. 

Upon completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, you are able to start working in a field related to Psychology, or you also have the option to apply to graduate school in many fields. Some examples of careers that our alumni have pursued are public policy, education, medicine, professional research, business, sales and marketing, human resources, therapy, health, law and computer programming.  

Annual salaries vary based on the position held; they range from $30,000 – $100,000+.

For more examples and average/median salary projections visit: https://careers.utah.edu/outcomes/jobs-by-major.php

    • Have additional questions? We are here to help you with a dedicated  Psychology Virtual Advisor, Kate Keddington, who is available year-round. Kate can help you via phone, email, or virtual appointments in navigating your degree. To make an appointment with Kate, please visit: https://psych.utah.edu/undergraduate/advising.php

 

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Last Updated: 9/25/18