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:

 

QUICK LINKS

CHSS Dean's office staff

CHSS Advisors

CHSS degrees we offer

CHSS Conferences & Events

 

 

CHSS CALENDAR

Monday
Jun
30
2014

Summer B Block begins

The B Block of summer classes runs from June 30 through August 15

Friday
Jul
4
2014

Independence Day

Campus will be closed

Thursday
Jul
24
2014

Pioneer Day

Campus will be closed

Thursday
Aug
21
2014

CHSS Faculty & Staff Back to School Meeting

This is our yearly Back to School retreat. It will be held at UVU's Wasatch Campus in Heber City. 9AM to 4PM.

Monday
Aug
25
2014

Fall 2014 Semester begins

The fall semester runs from August 25 through December 18.

For a full calendar please check out the CHSS Events page

CHSS NEWS:

CHSS Back to School Retreat

UVU Wasatch CampusOn Thursday, August 21st the College of Humanities & Social Sciences is holding its annual Back to School Retreat for all fulltime faculty and staff up at the Wasatch Campus in Heber City. The retreat begins at 8:30 with a continental breakfast. Departments then get a chance to break away and have some time for planning. During the break for lunch we will have visitors from all over campus come speak with us about how they can help, and we will provide a photographer if you are looking to update your professional page. The afternoon offers another opportunity for department break outs. 

The Wasatch Campus is located along Highway 40 just north of Heber City. Click here for directions. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with colleagues before the start of the school year, and the views from campus are always worth the drive.

For more CHSS news items check out our Newsroom.


DEAN'S MESSAGE:

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.


OUR MISSION:

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.


RESOURCES FOR CHSS FACULTY:

facultyElizabeth OwensMichael MinchKris DotyRussell WarneRon Hammond

CHSS Faculty members can access our faculty resource page here.


THE NEW CLASSROOM BUILDING:

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)

WE ARE SOCIAL