Regardless of what major you choose, you must complete a set of University-wide Graduation Requirements before receiving your Bachelor's degree.
Academic Advising Center Advisors
Our advisors can help you understand these requirements and how to select appropriate courses to complete them. They can also answer questions about fulfilling U of U requirements with transfer work.
Once you are admitted to a major, your major advisor can help you understand the specific requirements for both the major and the university.
Frequently Asked Questions
After you are admitted the Admissions Office will evaluate your transcripts and determine which courses at your previous school count toward General Education at the University of Utah. Degree Audit will illustrate which requirements are being cleared with particular transfer courses.
If you see transfer courses on your Degree Audit that you think should clear General Education requirements, submit a petition for a Graduation Requirement Appeal.
No, it can count in either area, but not both.
Degree Audit will use the course where it is needed. For instance, if a course can count for either Fine Arts or Humanities and you have already taken two Humanities IE courses, the course will automatically be counted as a Fine Arts.
Students who complete their Writing (WR2) and Quantitative Reasoning (QA) requirements in their first 30 credits at the university tend to perform better in their subsequent courses and graduate sooner.
A Bachelor of Science (B.S.) demonstrates proficiency in math and requires two Quantitative Intensive (QI) courses.
A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) demonstrates proficiency in a second language and requires fourth semester proficiency in a second language.
Some majors allow you to choose to do either a B.A. or a B.S., while others do not offer you a choice.
You can find the lists of General Education courses in each semester Class Schedule.
Under certain circumstances, and with proper documentation, students can petition to have a course they have taken count towards one of their General Education and Bachelor’s Degree requirements. Submit a petition.