College of Humanities & Social Sciences

College of Humanities & Social Science

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences 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

Human Values and a Sense of Place

The Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values is pleased to announce our remaining events for Spring 2019 to explore "Human Values and a Sense of Place."

April 9 - Poetry Reading by Joanna Klink: "Poetry of Place" for National Poetry Month at 4:00 pm in the Whiting Room.

National Poetry Month

Tanner Lecture Save the Date

October 3rd - Tanner Lecture by Vijay Gupta @ 11:30am

Save the Date for Tanner Lecture on October 3, 2019 with Vijay Gupta

More information about the Tanner Lecture

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.” 

Project Archaeology in SUU News


Dean's Message

Jean Boreen

Welcome to the College of Humanities & Social Sciences at . We are dedicated to elevating the cultural and intellectual community of faculty, staff, students, and neighbors in southern Utah. Leadership in the college centers around our faculty and staff, who are at the heart of all we do. Our mission is supported by six academic departments who house the following majors: communication, criminal justice, English, psychology, anthropology, history, languages, philosophy, political science, and sociology. We also support CAEP-accredited secondary education programs in English, History, and Languages. HSS also houses the University Composition Program and the University Writing Center.

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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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Why Choose SUU

When you choose to attend , you are on a path to discover your purpose. Everything we do at SUU is to provide a safe, quality education for you to become your best self.