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The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is UVU’s largest school. With over 4,600 students, seven departments, and 25+ majors, our students are offered a rigorous academic experience that helps them develop valuable and transferable career skills. Welcome to CHSS — Degrees to Anywhere.

Departments & Programs


Behavioral Science

A rigorous interdisciplinary program that includes Anthropology, Family Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Substance Use Disorder Counseling.


Shaping students to become the industry's next top leaders in Journalism, Public Relations and Speech Communication

English & Literature

Offers a wide variety of fascinating and challenging classes in composition, literature, technical writing, and critical theory.

History & Political Science

Degrees encompass philosophical, historical, and analytical studies of governments, politics, policies, and the human experience, and increases global awareness, engagement and informed citizenship.

Philosophy & Humanities

Engages in the critical study of the intellectual and creative underpinnings of the liberal arts curriculum.

Languages & Cultures

5 majors and 7 minors in American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, and Latin American Studies

Integrated Studies

Offers a four-year interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts course of study that enables you to combine two different disciplines into a single degree.

Master of Social Work

One of UVU's 8 Graduate Programs, the MSW prepares students for a career at an advanced level in social work as they train to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Academic Advisors

Committed to helping you with everything from course registration to class scheduling to graduation.

CHSS Events


Addiction 2019

UVU Conference on Addiction

March 8, 2019

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Domestic Violence Conference

2019 UVU Conference on Domestic Violence

April 16, 2019

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UVU Conference on Suicide Prevention image of two people helping each other on the top of a rocky viewpoint

UVU Conference on Suicide Prevention

Coming Fall 2019

Past Conferences

Department Events


Standing for Freedom

April 12, 2018

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Symposium on Religious Pluralism & Democracy

Symposium on Religious Pluralsim & Democracy

March 29-30, 2018

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Philosophy Undergraduate Conference

11th Annual G. Lawrence Anderson Undergraduate Philosophy Conference 

April 13, 2018

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Create a Legacy


"We have learned more while attending the Strengthening Families Program than we have in all of the other programs combined.” -Carrie B.

The Strengthening Families Program at Utah Valley University is nationally and internationally recognized, and has been found to improve parenting skills and family relationships; reduce problem behaviors, delinquency, and alcohol and drug abuse in children; and improve social competencies and school performance. Dr. Grant Richards works with trained UVU students and interns to implement the program in six locations within Alpine School District, directly benefiting families in our community. Please help us grow this program by donating today!

Strengthening Families