Welcome to UVU's College of Humanities & Social Sciences

The CHSS Dean's office is located on the 2nd floor of the Liberal Arts building in LA 209. Our main telephone number is 801.863.7435. Our fax number is 801.863.7383. Our Mail Stop is 144. We are home to the following academic departments:



CHSS Dean's office staff

CHSS Advisors

CHSS degrees we offer

CHSS Conferences & Events




The Forgotten Carols Starring Michael McLean: VIP Dinner & Performance

Friday, December 5, 2014
UCCU Events Center

This annual fundraiser for CHSS's Forgotten Carols Scholarship is a holiday tradition. To learn more, and to purchase ticket passages please visit the event website.  

21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sorensen Student Center

UVU Conference on Addiction

Friday, February 27, 2015 • 9 AM - 4 PM

Sorensen Student Center

For a full calendar please check out the CHSS Events page


The Forgotten CarolsTickets now available for Forgotten Carols Scholarship Dinner & Performance

Every December musician and filmmaker Michael McLean hosts a special VIP event before his performance of The Forgotten Carols at the UCCU Events Center. Money raised from ticket sales from this event goes toward The Forgotten Carols Scholarship fund, which provides scholarships for UVU students in deep financial need.

This year's event will be on Friday, December 5th and tickets are on sale now. For $200 you get an amazing meal prepared by UVU's award-winning Culinary Arts program, 2 VIP seats to that evening's performance of The Forgotten Carols at the UCCU Events Center, and a special commemorative gift.

Click here to learn more about the scholarship, hear stories from our past recipients, and purchase tickets for this year's performance. 

For more CHSS news items check out our Newsroom.


Dean David YellsWelcome to the College of Humanities & Social Sciences at Utah Valley University. The College is proud to offer Associate and Bachelors Degrees in a wide range of disciplines housed in our seven departments. For more information on specific programs, please visit the departmental home pages.

Our faculty and staff are highly professional, highly motivated individuals who are committed to providing an exceptional undergraduate educational experience. Education in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences is provided in a wide range of formats. There are traditional lecture-based classes, laboratory classes, internships, and service learning opportunities. We offer a wide range of courses that fulfill General Education Requirements and courses that fill major requirements. We hope our students develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enable them to be successful participants in today's world.


The College of Humanities & Social Sciences offers degree programs and courses of study in several disciplines. Through superb teaching, students and graduates of the College acquire many of the intellectual and practical skills necessary for the workplace, for further professional and graduate study, and for participation in the community, in the nation, and globally. In the challenging, yet nurturing, environment of the classroom, and through undergraduate scholarship, research, and service-learning projects, our students have the opportunity to reach their academic and employment goals. Many of the College's graduates move right into the workforce, and many others continue their education in fields such as law, business, medicine, government, teaching, the social sciences.


facultyElizabeth OwensMichael MinchKris DotyRussell WarneRon Hammond

CHSS Faculty members can access our faculty resource page here.


Classroom BuildingRendering of the Classroom Building

The new building is planned to include:

  • 236 offices
  • 32 classrooms, including two computer labs and three "experimental" (highly collaborative) classrooms
  • 6 conference rooms
  • 3 study rooms
  • 1 multi-purpose room (similar to Library's Lakeside room)
  • Multiple configurable "study zones" (think write-on glass, a few areas with monitors and/or whiteboards, and movable furniture)


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