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Asia Campus Communication Undergraduate Degree


Communication Undergraduate Degree

The Department of Communication has a thriving presence in Asia at the Utah Asia Campus (UAC). Established in 2014, the UAC is housed in the university's own recently-completed nine-story building in Songdo City, South Korea. All the essentials of a top-tier undergraduate experience are here, including classrooms, computer laboratories, student services, and dormitories. 

Asia Campus photoAlong with three other universities, the UAC makes up the Incheon Global Campus (IGC).   Students attending the UAC interact not only with fellow Korean students, but with students and faculty from around Asia and beyond. 

The Utah Asia Campus is located on reclaimed land in Songdo, which is a "city of the future" developed with 40% green space.  Wide streets, walkways and bicycle paths complement an efficient public transportation system leading to residential areas, businesses, and world-class shopping, and is a short 25 minutes to the Seoul Airport (ICN).  From there, top destinations like Japan and China a just a couple of hours away.  Tropical destinations like Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, and Taiwan are within easy reach.  

Four-Year Program of Study

Two communication programs, Journalism and Strategic Communication, are offered at the Utah Asia Campus.  Communication students initiating study at the UAC spend the first two semesters fulfilling general education requirements.  Four additional semesters are spent at the UAC in program-specific courses and electives.  To round out the global educational experience, two semesters are spent on the Salt Lake City campus.  A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is available for either program. 

Student ProjectsUROP Students

Five U of U Asia Campus Communication students are working on recording stories about the Korean War after each of them were selected to receive funding from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities program (UROP) in 2015-'16.

General UAC Information

Students at the Salt Lake campus may take communication courses at the UAC through the Learning Abroad program. There are several 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 first-year education experience called Global Citizenship BlockU, which is a  set schedule of classes during your first 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

There will be a limited number of seats in each program, so please pay close attention to dates and deadlines and apply early.

Last Updated: 9/10/18