College of Humanities & Social Sciences

College of Humanities & Social Science

The College of Humanities and Social Science seeks to create everyday leaders and life-long learners.

Through superior teaching, experiential experiences, and educational activities that promote and encourage critical and creative thinking, students have the opportunity to develop into productive, responsible citizens. Because it is essential to the educational process, HSS also encourages a sense of “community” wherein collaboration, diversity, respect for all people, civility, and shared governance are cultivated. As the premier liberal arts college in the intermountain west, HSS provides the individual freedom for students to find and follow the passion that will allow them to excel in their careers, their community, and their families.

Our Departments

History, Sociology, & Anthropology
Languages & Philosophy
Political Science & Criminal Justice
Undergraduate Legal Studies
Graduate Programs

Special Events

SUU's Celebration of Black History Month

embraces the tradition of celebrating Black History Month from late-January through February 2019. This year's national theme is "Black  Migrations," and our BHM program features speakers from SUU and other universities, along with specially-selected movies. All events will be offered on campus to honor the roles of Black people in our history and communities. Events are free and open to the public.

Interested students are encouraged to enroll in the one-credit P/F options, History 2922 or History 3922.




Academic programming for Black History Month is made possible by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences with additional support from the Black Student Union, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Department of History, Sociology, and Anthropology, and A.P.E.X.

Project Archaeology at SUU


is the home to the Utah Project Archaeology program. Project Archaeology works to create relevant curriculums for elementary and secondary level teachers that teach “scientific and historical inquiry, cultural understanding, and the importance of protecting our nation’s rich cultural resources.” 

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A Message from Dean Dr. Jean Boreen:




Cedar Reads Presents

Join us Feb 7th - Mar 21st as we introduce the next book we'll be reading together as a community. Introduction by Dr.Kyle Bishop. Attendees can enter into a drawing for a deluxe copy of The Princess Bride. The winner to be announced at the movie viewing. Free and opened to the public!





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