Degrees That Make a Difference

Are you looking for a career that allows you to transform lives and make a real difference in the world? From first responders in law enforcement, firefighting, and paramedic/EMT to those who care for patients in medical settings, our programs prepare students to become true heroes in their communities.

What They're saying...


  • I have loved being a part of the College of Heath and Public Service. The professors and staff went out of their way to help me succeed in my classes.    

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    Tiana Vakaafi-Wynn

    Criminal Justice Student

  • I look forward to my future career as a nurse. This college and the Nursing program instilled in me the confidence to engage in local projects and positively impact communities.

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    Nursing Student

  • The faculty and staff supported my efforts to graduate in a seemingly impossible short amount of time. Each person I have interacted with has been a wonderful help toward my goals.

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    Natasha byrd

    MPA Graduate

Earn your Degree


Earn a degree in as little as 60
credit hours.

12 Certificate Programs12-18 credit hours

12 Associate Degrees60-68 credit hours

12 Bachelor's Degrees120+ credit hours

3 Master's Degrees30-60 credit hours

7 Minors18-25 credit hours

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Our advisors are committed to providing comprehensive guidance and support to help you navigate your educational journey and achieve your academic goals at our university. We're here to help you take your first step.


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Exceptional care is a core value at UVU, and I see faculty practicing that every single day. Students in the program feel like they’re a part of something bigger.”


– Bobbi Kassel

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

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Meet the Dean

Dean's Message

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When I look at the students in our college, I see our future. Our future workforce. Our future leaders. 

The career paths that our students choose are the heart of our community. CHPS graduates fill a critical need and serve the public good! They are the essential workers, boots-on-the-ground first responders. They are our dental hygienists, respiratory therapists, nurses, and physician assistants. They run our hospitals and teach our children about health education. They are the ones who jump into action when you dial 911 due to a fire, car accident, or safety situation. They care, they serve, they protect. 

It is a true honor to lead this college of heroes. 

Warm regards,


Cheryl Hanewicz

Dean, College of Health and Public Service