2018-2019 General Catalog 
    Apr 26, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Message from the President

Image of President Ruth WatkinsAs Utah’s flagship university, the University of Utah offers a transformative and exceptional educational experience. Whether you are thinking of joining us or have already been accepted to the U, we are excited to share what our university has to offer!

The U is a world-class research and teaching institution built on a legacy of innovation, collaboration, community engagement and service. At the U, you will find a diverse and multidisciplinary university with faculty, advisors and research opportunities focused on addressing society’s greatest problems and needs. It is our goal to provide you with an academic experience - whatever your career path - that empowers you to master your passions and unique talents to create a meaningful life and serve the community, the state and the world.

There is much to discover here at the U, including more than 100 undergraduate and 90 graduate degree programs designed to inspire, transform and launch you into a successful future. These range from art history to computer engineering, entrepreneurship, health communication, leadership studies, sociology and urban ecology.

You might also consider joining a learning community, designed to connect you with a small group of students to ensure you navigate the university successfully during your first year. The MUSE Project, which helps students create a personalized educational experience, is option to connect with inspiring people and opportunities. We also offer many internships, study abroad programs in more than 50 countries, and research opportunities designed to take your college experience beyond the classroom.

But I know a full college experience is more than studying 24 hours a day, seven days a week! I hope you will take advantage of the many extracurricular activities that create a rich, vibrant culture on our campus.

There are more than 600 academic, social and athletic groups on campus, from the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center to the Mighty Utah Student Section (MUSS) that cheers on our Pac-12 athletic teams. Each week, our colleges, departments, clubs and organizations host dozens of weekly activities and events. Reach out and connect with your fellow students. Join Crimson Quidditch. Attend a lecture or dance performance at Kingsbury Hall. Check out the 3-D printers and Make Space at Lassonde Studios. Explore and have fun!

My hope is that you will leave the U with a solid education, as well as meaningful connections that last a lifetime. This is an extraordinary time in your life and we are here to help you make the most of it. Welcome to the U!

Ruth V. Watkins

President of the University of Utah