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Southern Utah University
    Southern Utah University
   
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 General Catalog

Colleges & Schools


Southern Utah University is organized into eight academic colleges/schools plus Academic Affairs:


Academic Affairs

Information

Provost: Brad Cook
OM 304, (435) 586-7704
bradcook@suu.edu

Associate Provost: James Sage
OM 212, (435) 586-7703
jamessage@suu.edu

Executive Assistant to the Provost: Aimee Uchman
OM 303, (435) 586-7704
aimeeuchman@suu.edu

Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost: Bonny Rayburn
OM 211, (435) 586-7706
rayburn@suu.edu

Academic Affairs Staff: https://www.suu.edu/academics/provost/staff.html

Website: https://www.suu.edu/academics/provost/

Departments/Programs:

Academic Affairs at SUU is composed of:

 


School of Business Banner

School of Business


School Information

Interim Dean: Mary Pearson
Business 320 ~ (435) 865-8270
pearsonM@suu.edu

Interim Associate Dean: R. Kim Craft
Business 319 ~ (435) 586-5414
craft@suu.edu

Administrative Assistant: KayLynn Jensen
Business 303B ~ (435) 586-5401
KaylynnJensen@suu.edu
 

College Website: www.suu.edu/business/
College Fax: (435) 586-5493      

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Student Success Coaches/Academic Advisors: 

Accounting Majors, MBA & MAcc Graduate Students, All Online-only students in Business
Patricia Palmer
BUS 322 ~ (435) 865-8167
patriciapalmer@suu.edu

Economics, Finance, HRHM, Management & Marketing Majors
Aaron Templin
BU 303 ~ (435) 586-5420
aarontemplin@suu.edu

Departments/Programs

 The School of Business at SUU is composed of:

Mission

The School of Business offers an experiential learning environment that combines theory and practice. We prepare students, with a rural heritage, to become fully engaged productive and ethical leaders in the local, national, and global environments. Our regional service area encompasses southern Utah. In order to fulfill its mission, the School of Business,

  • engages students by emphasizing experiential-learning activities and individual attention both inside and outside the classroom;
  • empowers students and faculty to discover and apply knowledge for ethical leadership, innovation, and global awareness;
  • attracts, rewards, and retains faculty who support student engagement and make relevant intellectual contribution to their fields, emphasizing applied and pedagogical activity; and
  • serves in academia, the professions, and society, providing management expertise and collaborative support.

School Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

We will produce business graduates at the Baccalaureate level who:

  1. Are able to communicate effectively through written documents and oral presentations.
  2. Understand ethical issues and standards as they relate to business within society.
  3. Possess the technical and analytical skills that are generally used to facilitate decision making in complex environments.
  4. Are familiar with the fundamental principles and tools associated with each major functional area of business.
  5. Have strong critical thinking skills.        

Degrees/Program Titles, Certificates and Centers

Graduate Degrees  

Business Graduate Degrees Accredited by AACSB International

Master of Accountancy - Managerial Accounting Emphasis (M.Acc.)  
Master of Accountancy - Public Accounting Emphasis (M.Acc.)  
Master of Accountancy - Taxation Emphasis (M.Acc.)  
Master of Business Administration Program (M.B.A.)  

Undergraduate Degrees & Majors

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science 
Business Majors (Composite, no minor required)
Business Degrees Accredited by AACSB International

Accounting Composite, B.A. 
Accounting Composite, B.S. 
Finance Composite Major, B.A. 
Finance Composite Major, B.S. 
Management Composite, B.A. 
Management Composite, B.S. 
Marketing Composite, B.A. 
Marketing Composite, B.S.   
 

Other Majors

Economics Major, B.A.  (no minor required)
Economics Major, B.S.  (no minor required)
Hotel, Resort, & Hospitality Management, B.A.  (no minor required)
Hotel, Resort, & Hospitality Management, B.S.  (no minor required)
Business Education Composite, B.A.  (no minor required)
Business Education Composite, B.S.  (no minor required) 

Associates

Aviation, A.A.S - Fixed-Wing Pilot Specialization   
Aviation, A.A.S - Rotor-Wing Pilot Specialization   
Aviation, A.A.S - Unmanned Aircraft Operator Specialization  
General Technology - Business Specialty, A.A.S. (SWATC transfers only) 
General Technology - Culinary Arts Management Specialty, A.A.S. (UCAT / SWATC students only)   

Certificates

International Certificate and Study Abroad
The School of Business has international partners in Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. Selected partners may be found on the following website: http://www.suu.edu/business/international.html. There are academic opportunities to study for short-term summer programs (2-3 weeks), for one term, or for an entire year which may result in a double degree. Consideration of such programs is based on a student’s GPA and adequate preparation for international study. Students can study at the Baccalaureate and Masters level. Contact the Sargon Heinrich Global Engagement Center at (435) 586-1995 or http://www.suu.edu/academics/studyabroad/.

An international certificate  may also be obtained from the SUU School of Business. The certificate requires 15 credit hours as follows:

  1. One course minimum in foreign language (3 credit hours minimum)
  2. One course in thematic studies (3 credit hours minimum)
  3. Two courses in international business (6 credit hours minimum)
  4. One study abroad experience (3 credit hours minimum)

A graduate international certificate may also be obtained. See SUU Business Advisor for details.

Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
A Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management may be obtained from the School of Business (any major). The certificate requires 15 credit hours as follows:

Hospitality Research Center

The Hospitality Research Center provides applied research opportunities for professors, profound learning opportunities for students, and strategic support to the hospitality and tourism industry.

The mission of the Hospitality Research Center is to conduct high quality applied research that contributes to the hospitality and tourism literature, as well as supports the hospitality and tourism industries. We will assist our students in becoming successful leaders and provide strategic support for hospitality and tourism leaders to make intelligent, informed decisions.
The objectives of the Hospitality Research Center are to:

  1. Engage faculty and students in the pursuit of projects, research, and collaborative proposals that advance the quality of education, at all levels, through the development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of novel, innovative, and unique experiential educational practices.
  2. Establish a framework from which novel, innovative, and unique educational practice can be sustained and perpetuated at SUU, in the rural hospitality and tourism industry, local communities, and governmental agencies.
  3. Enrich the quality of education for students, faculty, hospitality and tourism industry leaders, and community members by providing opportunities to enhance life-long learning, leadership, effective collaboration, and provide access to a myriad of resources that advance best practices in hospitality and tourism.

SUU Business Resource Center (BRC), Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

510 W 800 S, Cedar City, UT 84720

Executive Director of BRC & SBDC: Craig Isom
(435) 586-4087
isom@suu.edu

Regional Director of SBDC & PTAC: Joni Anderson
(435) 586-8883
andersonjoni@suu.edu
Fax: (435) 586-4310

http://suu.edu/business/brc/

Our Mission is to be Southern Utah’s leader in facilitating small business development and entrepreneurship education. The SUUBRC engages in numerous activities to help start up and existing small businesses succeed. It coordinates and marshals the various resources needed by business owners.

The BRC services are primarily provided by the SBDC at Southern Utah University and its partners. Resources such as free one-on-one counseling services are available to small businesses and potential entrepreneurs. Assistance is provided for comprehensive business planning, market research, financial statement analysis, cash flow analysis, financial projections and other management issues. The SBDC also offers low cost training workshops on various business subjects.

SUU’s PTAC provides procurement technical assistance to businesses wanting to sell to the federal government, State of Utah, and other large organizations in the region– both public and private. The Procurement Technical Assistance Center is a free service offered to all eligible small businesses. Through PTAC, small businesses are linked to government sponsored web services designed to connect local small businesses with government contracts. These services are available to all businesses, whether they have been in business for years or are just starting up.

Other Information

Accreditation

Undergraduate and graduate business programs (ACCT, FIN, MGMT, MKTG, MBA, MAcc) in the School of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Student Advising

Academic advisors assist students in selecting appropriate courses and a business major. All declared business majors and graduate students should make an appointment to meet with their academic advisor:

Economics, Finance, HRHM, Management, Marketing:
Aaron Templin
(435) 586-5420
aarontemplin@suu.edu 

Accounting, MBA, MAcc, All Online-only students in Business:
Patricia Palmer
(435) 586-5462
patriciapalmer@suu.edu

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students demonstrating excellence in their business core classes. Students must submit the appropriate applications by March 1. Interested students should contact Student Financial Aid, Sharwan Smith Center, Room 167, (435) 586-7735.

Student Organizations

The best learning experiences include participation in organizations outside the classroom. Among the many student organizations of interest to business majors are the following:

  • PAC (Professional Accountancy Club)
  • PBL (Phi Beta Lambda - Professional Business Leaders)
  • SHRM (Society for Human Resource Club)
  • Collegiate DECA (Marketing)
  • Hospitality Management Guild
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
  • Finance Club
  • Economics Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club

Internships

Regional companies and governmental institutions provide exceptional opportunities for students to develop business skills in a “professional” environment. In addition, students may complete internships overseas or spend a semester or year abroad. Students’ internship assignments are jointly supervised by company management and SUU faculty members. Academic credit is awarded for internships and financial compensation is usually available.

More information is available from the School of Business Career Coach and Employment Outreach Coordinator:

Brandon Armstrong
BU 109 (435) 586-5456
brandonarmstrong@suu.edu

 

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Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development


College Information

Dean: Shawn Christiansen
ED 3338C ~ (435) 865-8171
christiansen@suu.edu

Administrative Assistant/Education Licensure Coordinator:
Mikki Shakespear
ED 338 ~ (435) 865-8320
mikkishakespear@suu.edu

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Budget Manager: Katie Groves
ED 338A ~ (435) 586-7800

College Website: http://www.suu.edu/ed/
College Info: (435) 586-8320

Student Success Advisors:

Elementary Education, FLHD, Exercise Science, OPRT, Licensure (Last Names A-J)
Madalyn Swanson, madalynfogg@suu.edu
ED 321 ~ (435) 586-1933

Elementary Education, FLHD, Exercise Science, ORPT, Licensure (Last Names K-Z)
Katie Evans, katieevans1@suu.edu
ED 325~ 435-865-8201

Departments/Programs

The College of Education and Human Development at Southern Utah University is composed of two departments: The Department of Teacher Education and Family Development , and The Department of Kinesiology and Outdoor Recreation .

The Department of Teacher Education and Family Development

The Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP)  mission is to prepare new teachers who possess the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to positively impact learning for all students in diverse classroom environments.

Professional Graduate Studies  advance professional educators and develop education leaders who are advocates for students and education and further the mission of SUU’s PTEP.

Family Life and Human Development has emphasis in either Early Childhood Development or Family Services. Graduates are grounded in a strong foundation of early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practice, human development over the lifespan, marriage and family relationships and family services.

The Department of Physical Education and Human Performance

The Department of Kinesiology and Outdoor Recreation   long recognized as the “Coaching Factory,” continues to lead the state and region in terms of providing the best trained and qualified coaches and physical educators. The Department includes, Athletic Training, Physical Education (includes Exercise Science, Coaching/Teaching), Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism and a Master’s Degree in Sports Conditioning and Performance.

Mission

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development views its primary mission as advancing education, human performance, and family development through knowledge, compassion and action. The College seeks to prepare and develop dynamic, professional educators, administrators, leaders, and career specialists who constantly search for truth and excellence through effective practice, collaboration, and scholarship.

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development is fortunate to have three tremendous facilities that provide students with state-of-the art technology, equipment, and learning centers. They are the J. L. Sorenson Physical Education Building, the Emma Eccles Jones Education Building and Old Main. In addition the College has several established programs with school districts, educational and governmental agencies, and public and private businesses that provide students with field experiences, internships, service, and career development opportunities. 

College Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

The College of Education and Human Development prepares caring, competent and knowledgeable professionals empowered to be productive citizens, socially responsible leaders, high achievers and lifelong learners. PTEP goals and learning outcomes align to the Utah Effective Teaching Standards and Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Standards. Professional educators seeking graduate degrees and/or administrative endorsement meet the Highly Effective or Distinguished levels of the Utah Effective Teaching Standards and National Boards of Professional Teaching Standards as teachers and/or the Utah Educational Leadership Standards as administrators. Family Life and Human Development (FLHD) goals and learning outcomes are aligned to the standards of the National Council on Family Relations where students are prepared to become a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE).  FLHD also follows standards from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Department of Physical Education and Human Development goals and learning outcomes align with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education as well as professional standards in Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism. 

Degrees/Program Titles, Certificates and Centers

Graduate Degrees

Master of Education  
Master of Education Degree with Administrative/Supervisory License (M.Ed. LEAD)   
Master of Science in Sports Conditioning and Performance (M.S.S.C.P.)   

Graduate Endorsements

Undergraduate Degrees & Majors

Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Science

Elementary Education, B.A. 
Elementary Education, B.S.  
Family Life and Human Development: Family Services, B.A. 
Family Life and Human Development: Family Services, B.S. 
Family Life and Human Development: Early Childhood Development, B.A. 
Family Life and Human Development: Early Childhood Development, B.S. 
Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism - Natural Resource Recreation Emphasis, B.S.  
Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism - Outdoor Education Emphasis, B.S. 
Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism - Tourism Emphasis, B.S.  
Exercise Science, B.S.  
Physical Education - Teaching/Coaching Emphasis, B.S.  

Elementary Education Undergraduate Endorsements:

English as a Second Language (EESL)   
K-8 Mathematics  ​

Licensures

Please see Professional Teacher Education Program Courses/Admissions and Licensure by the Utah State Office of Education for further information

Early Childhood Education (K-3)
Elementary Education (K-6) Beginning Spring 2015
Elementary Education (1-8)
Secondary Education (7-12)
Special Education - Mild/Moderate
Utah Administrative/Supervisory

Please note: No “D” grades will be accepted for licensure, including transfer courses.

Students are encouraged to obtain information and assistance from their student success advisor or department head as they set goals and determine programs of study. Program requirements are subject to change, and personal attention is given to help students select appropriate course work.

Accreditation

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Review Board recommended unanimously, on October 23, 2015, that the College’s Professional Teacher Education Program and Leadership in Education and Administrative Development Program be fully accredited through 2022.  All teacher preparation programs are aligned with Utah Effective Teaching Standards, Utah Educational Leadership Standards, ISLCC (Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium) standards, InTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) and NBPTS (National Board Professional Teaching Standards) standards. The Physical Education Department’s Athletic Training major and program is accredited by the commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  SUU is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Art Education program is accredited with the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and the Dance Education program is accredited with the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).

Other Information 

Educational Outreach and Partnership

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development at Southern Utah University is committed to building quality collaborative partnerships between school districts, universities, government, and educational agencies in terms of professional development, curriculum development, and instructional delivery.

To facilitate this, the Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development have developed several strong partnerships with SUU’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies and several state, regional, and national agencies. These partnerships enable the College to provide for its students and faculty with the very best in programs, internships, work opportunities, hands-on learning experiences, and professional development growth.

The SUU-Iron County School District Partnership

Southern Utah University, the Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development, and the Iron County School District have enjoyed a long and productive partnership with the common goal of improving teaching and learning and enhancing student achievement.

Key areas of focus in the partnership include support, collaboration, and facilitation of The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development. These include:

  • Elementary “Block” Teaching Preparation at North Elementary STEAM School
  • Secondary “Block” Teaching Preparation Programs
  • Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education Clinical Practice placements and Educational Leadership Intern placements at all district elementary, middle, and high schools.
  • Practicum opportunities for college students associated with Reading, ESL, Special Education, and other programs and courses.
  • Collaboration with the College of Science in the facilitation of the Cedar Mountain Science Center Annual Summer Outdoor Education Camps.
  • Continued support and collaboration with the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) which serves not only the Iron County School district, but the Millard, Beaver, Garfield, Kane, and Washington School Districts.
  • Facilitation of the artsFUSION Program and Arts Outreach Program.

Student Scholarships

Board of Trustees Scholarship
The SUU Board of Trustees Endowment is funded by members of the Board of Trustees and awarded to an outstanding student of junior class standing. One outstanding student is chosen from the College of Education and Human Development to apply for this award.

In terms of financial assistance for a student, this is one of the most prestigious scholarships offered by the University. The award is full tuition and student fees, plus $1000, for an IN-STATE student. If the student is non-resident, they will be responsible for the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition rates.

Eccles Scholarships
Eccles Scholarships will be awarded to students from Utah (Intermountain West) who have excelled academically and personally in their lives. The Eccles scholarships are among the most prestigious on campus. Students should contact the College of Education and Human Development in at (435) 865-8320 for applications, requirements, and deadlines.

Beverley Taylor Sorensen Arts Education Scholarship
The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Education Scholarship pays tuition and regular fees and will continue until the student graduates in Elementary Education with an additional 18 credits in Dance, Music, Visual Arts, or Theatre. Scholarship recipients must enroll for a minimum of 12 -18 credit hours each semester in order to maintain full-time status.

The program will also pay for credits earned in certain off-campus programs. All credits earned during such experiences, and paid for by the loan program must be applicable to the Elementary Education licensure program the recipient is pursuing. Contact (435) 865-8721 for application and additional information.

Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans
Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans are awarded for eight semesters of study to deserving Utah high school graduates and current SUU students who are entering the teaching profession in the state of Utah and who maintain a 3.0 GPA. These loans provide for payment of tuition and fees. Repayment is waived for each semester an applicant teaches in the State of Utah for each semester of loan funding used. The deadline for submitting applications for the Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loan is March 31. Interested high school students should contact their principal or superintendent about the program. Interested transfer or continuing students may contact SUU’s Education Department at (435) 865-8320, ED 338.

Departmental Scholarships
A variety of scholarships are available to students demonstrating potential for excellence in education studies. Students should contact the Department of Teacher Education and Family Development at (435) 586-7802 about available scholarships, requirements, and deadlines.

Student Organizations

In order to gain the greatest experience at SUU, students should plan to participate in one of the excellent college student organizations. Among the many student organizations of interest to education majors are the following:

  • Education Club
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)
  • Student Reading Council and Honor Society
  • Kappa Omicron Nu (FCS Honor Society)

 

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College of Humanities and Social Science


College Information

Interim Dean: Britt Mace
GC 005 ~ (435) 586-7852
mace@suu.edu

Interim Associate Dean: Angela Pool-Funai
GC 406O ~ (435) 865-8153
angelapoolfunai@suu.edu

Business Manager: Jacqueline Russell
GC 005 ~ (435) 586-7898
JacquelineRussell@suu.edu

College Website: http://www.suu.edu/hss/
College Fax: (435) 586-7813

Photo of Braithewaite Building/HSS Building

 
Student Academic Advisors:

Anthropology, Communication, History, Social Science Composite, Sociology
Lauren Barker, laurenbarker@suu.edu
ST 204 ~ (435) 586-5420

English, Last Names A-J
Madalyn Swanson, madalynfogg@suu.edu
ED 321 ~ (435) 586-5420

English, Last Names K-Z
Katie Evans, katieevans1@suu.edu
ED 325 ~ (435) 586-5420

Psychology
Andrea Donovan, andreadonovan@suu.edu
ST 204 ~ (435)-586-5420

Criminal Justice, Languages, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Political Science
Jennifer Leard, jenniferleard@suu.edu
ST 204 ~ (435) 586-5420

Departments/Programs

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Southern Utah University is composed of six academic departments

Mission

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to create everyday leaders. The College supports excellence in education through a diverse, dynamic, and personalized academic environment that emphasizes engaged learning. We educate students to embody holistic knowledge, inspire critical thinking, possess dynamic oral and written communication skills, and become global citizens. Together, this education and training will equip students to make positive changes in their communities.

Vision

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences will become the premier liberal arts college in the intermountain West, providing the core intellectual and engaged learning experiences that prepare students for their role as active citizens and everyday leaders.

College Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

Excel:

With superior teaching as its centerpiece, academic excellence is the hallmark of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Highly qualified faculty members promote and encourage critical and creative thinking, participative educational experiences, applied research, and a supportive learning community. HSS is committed to an academic environment that encourages students to develop as scholars and citizens. Assessment of quality and continual improvement are hallmarks of the education experience with HSS.

Engage:

Essential to the educational process is a sense of “community,” wherein collaboration, diversity, respect for all people, civility and shared governance are cultivated. The college encourages the discussion and exploration of differing views while recognizing the cherished individual freedom to reach one’s own conclusions. Developing students into productive, responsible citizens and future everyday leaders involves training and instilling ethics and values and the responsibilities one has toward others.

Explore:

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences encourages student growth and development by providing opportunities to broaden service, social, and cultural perspectives through campus and community involvement in Internships, Study Abroad, Service Learning, UGRASP, and Honors programs. HSS affirms that active participation in extra-curricular activities provides a holistic educational experience and helps prepare students to become responsible, caring members of society.

Degrees/Program Titles, Certificates and Centers

Graduate Degrees

Master of Arts in Professional Communication (M.A.)  
Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)  

Undergraduate Degrees and Majors

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Communication

Communication - Communication Studies Emphasis, B.A. 
Communication - Communication Studies Emphasis, B.S.  

  • Corporate Communication Area - contact department
  • Interpersonal and Relational Area - contact department
  • Political Communication Area - contact department

Communication - Media Studies Emphasis, B.A. 
Communication - Media Studies Emphasis, B.S.  

  • Film Interest - contact department

Communication - Strategic Communication Emphasis, B.A 
Communication - Strategic Communication Emphasis, B.S.  

English

English - Literature Emphasis, B.A. 
English - Teaching Emphasis, B.A. 
English - Creative Writing Emphasis, B.A. 
English Composite - Secondary Education/Creative Writing Emphasis, B.A.  

Languages & Philosophy 

French, B.A.  
French Education, B.A. 
Spanish, B.A. 
Spanish Education, B.A.  
Philosophy, B.A.  
Philosophy, B.S.  

History, Sociology, and Anthropology 

History, B.A.  
History, B.S.  
History Teaching, B.A.  
History Teaching, B.S.  
Anthropology, B.A.   
Anthropology, B.S.   
Sociology, B.A.  
Sociology, B.S.  
Social Science Composite, B.A. 
Social Science Composite, B.S.  

Political Science and Criminal Justice

Political Science, B.A. 
Political Science, B.S. 
Criminal Justice, B.A. 
Criminal Justice, B.S. 
Criminal Justice - Forensic Science Emphasis, B.A. 
Criminal Justice - Forensic Science Emphasis, B.S.  

Psychology

Psychology, B.A. 
Psychology, B.S.  

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) 

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, B.I.S.  

Associate of Arts/Science (AA/AS)

Legal Studies, A.A.  
Legal Studies, A.S.    

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Criminal Justice   

Minors

Communication

Communication - Communication Studies Emphasis Minor  

  • Corporate, Interpersonal & Relational, Political Communication - contact department

Communication - Media Studies Emphasis Minor  

  • Film Interest - contact department

Communication - Strategic Communication Emphasis Minor  

English

English, Literature Emphasis 
English, Secondary Education Emphasis 
English, Creative Writing Emphasis 
Shakespeare Studies Minor  

Languages & Philosophy

French 
German 
Philosophy 
Spanish  

History, Sociology, and Anthropology

History 
History Teaching 
Sociology 
Anthropology 
Ethnic Studies 
Sustainability Studies 
Women and Gender Studies 
Shakespeare Studies  
Film and Screen Studies  

Political Science and Criminal Justice 

Political Science 
Criminal Justice 
Global Studies 
Legal Studies  

Psychology

Psychology  

Certificates

Leadership Certificate 

Communication

Communication Speech Writing Certificate  
Technical Writing Certificate  (Students are encouraged to combine this certificate with a major or minor in a scientific or technical field)

English

Technical Writing Certificate  (Students are encouraged to combine this certificate with a major or minor in a scientific or technical field)

Political Science and Criminal Justice

International Relations Certificate 
Public Administration Certificate  

Licensure

English

English Secondary Education Licensure  

Languages

French Secondary Education Licensure  
Spanish Secondary Education Licensure  

History

History Secondary Education Licensure  

Social Sciences

Social Sciences Composite Secondary Education Licensure  

Other Information

Student Advising

Students are assisted in selecting appropriate general education courses and major and minor courses through the joint efforts of College academic advisors and faculty.

  • Students interested in Anthropology, Communication, History, Social Science Composite or Sociology should contact Lauren Barker, Academic Advising Center ST 204 ~ (435) 586-5420, laurenbarker@suu.edu
  • Students interested English should contact Madalyn Swanson (last names A-K), Education 321 ~ (435) 586-5420, madalynfogg@suu.edu, or Katie Evans (last names J-Z), Education 325 ~ (435) 586-5420, katieevans1@suu.edu
  • Students interested in Psychology should contact Andrea Donovan, Academic Advising Center ST 204 ~ (435) 586 -5420, andreadonovan@suu.edu
  • Students interested in Political Science, Languages, Philosophy, or Criminal Justice should contact Jennifer Leard, Academic Advising Center ST 204 ~ (435) 586-5420,  jenniferleard@suu.edu

Student Scholarships

Academic scholarships are available for students with outstanding academic credentials. College and department scholarships are available for students who demonstrate strong academic and leadership potential in the humanities and social sciences. Students must submit applications by February 1. Interested students should contact the Financial Aid Office, Sharwan Smith Center, Room 167, (435) 586-7535.

Student Organizations

The way to get the best experience is to participate in one of the excellent college student organizations. Among the many student organizations, the following are of particular interest to majors in the humanities and social sciences:

  • Alpha Chi
  • Alpha Kappa Delta (sociology)
  • Alpha Phi Sigma (criminal justice)
  • Anthropology Club
  • Arabic Club
  • Centurium Consulting Group
  • Lambda Pi Eta (communication)
  • Legal Scholars Program
  • Legal Studies Student Association
  • Pi Alpha Alpha (MPA)
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Philosophy Club
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (political science)
  • Psi Chi (psychology)
  • Phi Alpha Theta (history)
  • Psychology Club
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish)
  • Sigma Tau Delta (English)
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (Communication)
  • Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi

Internships

Excellent internship opportunities are available for students in most disciplines of the college. Interns are able to gain valuable practical educational experience, academic credit, and often financial compensation. Internships significantly enhance career opportunities for students. Students interested in internships should contact the appropriate academic department; The Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service at (435) 586-7868; or the Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative at (435) 586-7738.

Archeology Repository

Curator: Barbara Frank
Electronic Learning Center ~ (435) 586-7870

The repository serves as the only official facility in Southwestern Utah to curate archaeologically recovered cultural artifacts from Federal and State lands in Utah and Northern Arizona. Located on the first level of the Electronic Learning Center, the repository houses artifacts culturally affiliated with the Puebloan groups, specifically the Virgin Anasazi and Fremont cultures, as well as prehistoric and historic Southern Paiute materials, and European-American historic artifacts. The collections are primarily the result of survey and excavation work conducted on lands administered by the Utah and Arizona Strip Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, Utah State Lands, and some private lands, by private contractors, the federal and state agencies, and the SUU Archaeology Field Schools.  The repository is open by appointment.

Project Archeology

State Coordinator: Samantha Kirkly
General Classroom 005 ~ (435) 586-8783

The state office for Project Archaeology (PA) is located within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  This is the hub for all PA educator workshops, youth camps, and professional development throughout Utah.  Project Archaeology is a national heritage education program jointly managed by Montana State University and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the benefit of K-12 educators, archaeologists, museum and park educators, and all those they teach. The program began in Utah in 1990 as a statewide project to combat the vandalism and looting of archaeological sites. It has since become a national network of archaeologists, educators, and concerned citizens working to make archaeology education accessible to students and teachers nationwide through high-quality educational materials and professional development.  The national office has produced a number of curriculum guides, including the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) endorsed, Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter, a supplementary science and social studies curriculum unit for grades 3 through 5.  Project Archaeology uses archaeological inquiry to foster understanding of past and present cultures; improve social studies and science education; and enhance citizenship education to help preserve our archaeological legacy. 

Venture Program

Program Director: Lindsay Fullerton
General Classroom 005 ~ (435) 586-8783

The Venture Course is a free, discussion-based, interdisciplinary humanities courses offered by Southern Utah University in conjunction with Utah Humanities to adults “of modest means who dare to dream.” Venture introduces students living on low incomes to philosophy, art history, literature, American history, and critical writing/thinking. The two-semester evening course, taught by university faculty, gives students new ways of thinking about their lives and their world, developing their ability to think critically and empowering them to take more control of their future.

 

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College of Performing and Visual Arts


College Information

Dean: Shauna T. Mendini
Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) 112 ~ (435) 865-8561
Mendini_s@suu.edu

Associate Dean: Keith Bradshaw
Music 212 ~ (435) 586-7891
bradshaw@suu.edu

Administrative Assistant: Clarisse Lunt
Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) 113~ (435) 865-8561
lunt@suu.edu

Student Success Advisor: Stephen Wagner
ST 205D ~ (435) 586-5420
stephenwagner@suu.edu

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Arts Administration Graduate Program Director: Rachel Bishop
South Hall 101C- (435) 586-7873
bishopr@suu.edu

Public Relations and Information Coordinator: Ashley H. Pollock
Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) 111~ ~ (435) 865-8667
pollocka@suu.edu

Southern Utah Museum of Art Director: Reece Summers
Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) 119 ~ (435) 586-5433
summersr@suu.edu

Center for Shakespeare Studies Director: Michael Bahr
Utah Shakespeare Festival (USF) ~ (435) 586-1954
bahr@bard.org

College web site: http://www.suu.edu/pva/
Fine Arts web site: http://www.suu.edu/arts/
Southern Utah Museum of Art web site: http://suu.edu/pva/suma/
Center for Shakespeare Studies web site: http://www.suu.edu/shakespeare

Departments/Programs

The College of Performing and Visual Arts at Southern Utah University is composed of three academic departments, the arts administration graduate programs, one center and two affiliated professional organizations.

Our Programs

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) offers undergraduate degrees (BA, BS, BFA, BM) in the departments of Art and DesignMusic, and Theatre Arts & Dance. In addition, we offer graduate degrees in Arts Administration, Music Technology and Music Education (MFA, MA, MM and MMed) and unique minors in Shakespeare StudiesArts Administration, and Museum Studies. SUU is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The curriculum and efforts of the highly qualified faculty and staff are further enhanced by affiliations with the Tony award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Southern Utah Museum of Art.

Mission

The SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts serves as a catalyst for students to realize their creative potential by providing a personalized and rigorous learning environment, fostering experiential education and contributing to the cultural enrichment of a global society

College Learning Outcomes & Goals

Strategic Goals

  • Cultivate in all SUU students, an appreciation for the value of the performing and visual arts
  • Promote positive learning environments for our students as they seek to develop a life-long commitment to the arts
  • Offer curriculum that meets or exceeds national standards which includes experiential programming giving students opportunities to develop as artists, educators, scholars and arts leaders
  • Create events to enrich the quality of life on the campus, in the community, and extending to the national and international arena
  • Empower and support our faculty and staff as superior  educators, mentors, artists, scholars and administrators who engage student learning as part of a collaborative, academic and artistic process
  • Contribute to students’ development as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in a global community

Our mission and strategic goals are focused on making the arts a vital, visible, accessible, innovative, and integral part of the intellectual and cultural life of Southern Utah University and beyond.

Learning Outcomes

The College of Performing and Visual Arts has four learning goals for all students in the college that build on the University’s mission and core themes.

Students will:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Develop curiosity, critical and creative thinking skills
  • Embrace global awareness, personal responsibility, and artistic integrity
  • Process the history, principles, training, skills and knowledge associated with performing and visual arts to facilitate success in their chosen field

Degrees/Program Titles, Certificates and Centers

Graduate Degrees

Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration 
Master of Arts in Art Administration (Online)  
Master of Music Education  
Master of Music in Music Technology (Online)  

Undergraduate Degrees and Majors

Art and Design

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Arts in Art 
Bachelor of Science in Art 
Bachelor of Arts in Art History 
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education 
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts

Ceramics/Sculpture Emphasis 
Illustration Emphasis 
Painting/Drawing/Printmaking Emphasis 
Photography Emphasis  

Licensure

Secondary Art Education  

Minor

Art 
Art History 
Ceramics/Sculpture 
Graphic Design 
Illustration 
Museum Studies 
Painting/Drawing/Printmaking 
Photography 
Elementary Education Art   

Theatre Arts & Dance

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science

Theatre Arts, B.A. 
Theatre Arts, B.S. 
Theatre Arts - Secondary Theatre Education, BA 
Theatre Arts - Secondary Theatre Education, BS 
Dance Education, BA 
Dance Education, BS 
Dance Performance, BA 
Dance Performance, BS  

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre

Classical Acting Emphasis 
Musical Theatre Emphasis 
Theatre Design & Technology Emphasis  

Licensure

Secondary Theatre Education 
Secondary Dance Education  

Minor

Theatre Arts 
Dance Performance 
Shakespeare Studies   

Music

Bachelor of Music Degree

Instrumental Emphasis 
Vocal Emphasis 
Piano Emphasis  

Bachelor of Arts

Music  

Bachelor of Music Education

Secondary Choral Emphasis 
Secondary Instrumental Emphasis  

Licensure

Bachelor of Music Education, Secondary  

Minor

Music  

Arts Administration

Minor

Arts Administration  

Other Information

Accreditation

Southern Utah University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, (NASAD), the Nation Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Student Advising

Students receive general academic support as well as assistance in selecting appropriate majors and courses through the joint efforts of faculty advisors, and student success advisors

  • Students interested in Visual Arts and Graphic Design contact Matt Burnette in the Sharwan Smith Center, Room 204J, by phone at (435) 586-5420 or at matthewburnette@suu.edu for an appointment
  • Students interested in Performing Arts (Dance, Music and Theatre Arts) contact Stephen Wagner in the Sharwan Smith Center, Room 205D, by phone at (435) 586-5420 or at stephenwagner@suu.edu for an appointment

Student Scholarships

Departmental scholarships are available for students who are accepted into both Southern Utah University and the respective department.

Art and Design Majors

Talent based scholarships are available to Art and Design majors who are new freshmen, transfer students, and continuing students upon portfolio review. These are talent based scholarships and are primarily awarded on talent and not necessarily GPA. GPA will most often be used in the case of a tie-break. Contact the department for scholarship deadlines and specific information at (435) 586-7962 or go to http://www.suu.edu/pva/art/finaid.html

Dance Majors

Scholarship recipients are determined during the spring placement auditions, which take place in February for the following fall semester. For an audition application form and audition dates, contact the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, (435) 586-7746 or by e-mail at theatreanddance@suu.edu. Students who live an extended distance from Cedar City, UT may submit an audition video.

Music Majors

Scholarship recipients are determined during the spring placement auditions, which take place in February for the following fall semester. Auditions are by appointment only. For specific dates and to arrange for an audition, please contact the Music Department at, (435) 586-7890 or by email at musicdept@suu.edu. Students who live an extended distance from Cedar City, UT may submit an audition video.

Theatre Majors

Scholarship recipients are determined during the spring placement auditions, which take place in February for the following fall semester. For an audition application form and audition dates, contact the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, (435) 586-7746 or by e-mail at theatreanddance@suu.edu. Students who live an extended distance from Cedar City, UT may submit an audition video.

Interested students are strongly advised to apply for general scholarships offered by SUU. Contact Student Financial Aid, Sharwan Smith Center, Room ST 16, (435) 586-7735 for specific deadlines and information.

Student Organizations

Participating in one of the excellent student organizations is a good way to get the most from one’s college experience. Among the many student organizations, the following are of particular interest to majors in the Performing and Visual Arts:

National Student Organizations

  • National Art Education, Student Association
  • National Honors Society for Dance Arts, National Dance Education Organization, Collegiate Chapter
  • National Association of Music Educators (NAfME), Student Chapter
  • Music Teachers National Association (MTNE), Student Chapter
  • United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT), Student Chapter

SUU Student Organizations

  • Ballroom Dance Company
  • Design Group@SUU - Graphic Design
  • Orchesis - Dance
  • Percussion Club - Music
  • Photography Club - Art
  • Second Studio - Theatre
  • SUU Ceramics Guild - Art
  • Thunderpress Club (letterpress printing) - Art
  • Walking Lizard Printers Guild - Art

The Southern Utah Museum of Art

The Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), part of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts (The Beverley) on the campus of Southern Utah University (SUU).  This state-of-the-art museum is home to approximately 5,300 square feet of exhibition space composed of several individual galleries. These galleries host exhibitions from around the world, and are home to a special collection of the work by Utah artist, Jim Jones, and feature rotating exhibits from the permanent collections. SUMA also regularly exhibits work of Southern Utah University’s Art and Design students and faculty, and provides a venue for displaying regional artists and juried shows.

Center for Shakespeare Studies

The Center for Shakespeare Studies (CSS) is committed to furthering study and understandings of the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries both as literature and performance. The CSS is a scholarly resource for SUU students, faculty and staff, the Utah Shakespeare Festival (USF) and other theatre organizations, educators and the general public.

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Founded in 1961 as a destination theatre in partnership with Southern Utah University, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is committed to entertain, enrich, and educate audiences through professional production of Shakespeare and other master dramatists, as well as through numerous additional activities, including free Greenshows and seminars and numerous classes which can include SUU credit. The Festival now performs six plays each summer season and three each fall, as well as a new plays series, the New American Playwrights Project. Professional actors, directors and designers come from all over the world to work at the Festival. The Festival was awarded the 2000 Tony Award as the Outstanding Regional Theatre in America, in recognition of its world-class production values and acting. Every year a number of students and faculty from SUU’s music, theatre arts and dance departments are employed as actors, technicians, musicians and dancers at the Festival. Current information is online at http://www.bard.org.

 

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Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering


College Information

Dean: Robert L. Eves
Science Center 310A ~ (435) 586-1934
eves@suu.edu

Interim Associate Dean: Eric M. Freden
Science Center 310B~ (435) 865-8298
freden@suu.edu

Administrative Assistant: Barbara Rodriguez
Science Center 310 ~ (435) 586-7920
rodriguez@suu.edu

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College Website: http://www.suu.edu/cose
Advising Website: http://www.suu.edu/cose/advisement.html
College Fax: (435) 865-8550

Academic Enhancement Coordinator:
Laurel Dodgion, laureldodgion@suu.edu, TH 131 ~ (435) 865-8090

Student Success Advisors:

Last Names A-B, X-Z
Jared Wilken, wilcken@suu.edu
SC 111 ~ (435) 586-5420

Last Names C-E
Rachel Fergason, rachelfergason@suu.edu
SC 105A ~ (435) 586-5420

Last Names F-I
Randy Johnson, randyjohnson4@suu.edu
SC 108 ~ (435) 586-5420

Last Names J-M
Marshal Beach, marshalbeach@suu.edu
SC 110 ~ (435) 586-5420

Last Names N-R
Sharon Brown, brownsh@suu.edu
SC 110 ~ (435) 586-5420

Last Names S-W
Tina Calamity, calamity@suu.edu
SC 109 ~ (435) 586-5420
 

Departments/Programs

The Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science & Engineering at Southern Utah University is composed of seven academic departments.

Mission

The Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering hosts academic programs in agriculture, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering and technology, geography, geology, information systems, mathematics, nursing, nutrition, and interdisciplinary studies. These programs are housed in the departments of Agriculture and Nutrition Science, Biology, Computer Science & Information Systems, Engineering and Technology, Mathematics, Nursing, and Physical Science. We operate or participate in the operation of several special learning environments that include a SUU Center for STEM Teaching and Learning, a Keck Foundation sponsored undergraduate research lab, an astronomical observatory, a GIS lab, a certified water lab, the Garth & Jerri Frehner  Museum of Natural History, the Cedar Mountain Science Center, the Dahle Green House, the Valley Farm, a Computer Forensic Lab, a Networking and Security Lab, the James E. Bowns Herbarium and the Mountain Ranch. We serve as the center of learning for the undergraduate STEM programs offered at SUU. We also serve as the resource center of scientific knowledge and expertise for southern Utah. The purpose of the Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering is to provide comprehensive classroom and experiential learning that emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, and communication in STEM. The faculty is committed to providing high-quality education, individual guidance and assistance to students, and helping them grow intellectually, professionally and personally while pursuing their academic goals.

Vision

The Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering will be nationally recognized as a premier institution of learning known for enabling its students to honor thought and accomplishment, achieve excellence in their chosen field, and create positive change in the world. Our graduates will demonstrate high levels of academic achievement through admission to graduate and professional schools and/or gainful employment. Our faculty will model engaged pedagogy and scholarly activities, thereby increasing the value of our students’ degrees.

Philosophy

The values and beliefs that guide the Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science & Engineering in all activities and serve as our basic foundation are:

1. Undergraduate education is our highest priority.
2. Supporting students.
3. Supporting faculty.

College/School Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

The observable, measurable goals of the Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering and the objectives by which we will accomplish them are:

  1. Goal: Prepare students for graduate and professional schools.
    Objective: Offer coursework and active, engaged learning experiences appropriate to the prerequisites of specified post-baccalaureate programs.
    Assessment: tabulate student reportage on application/acceptance to post-baccalaureate programs.
     
  2. Goal: prepare students for careers using their baccalaureate degree.
    Objective: offer coursework appropriate for employment related to departmental majors or minors.
    Assessment: require standardized, nationally-normed tests where available and regularly evaluate curricula to assure currency and appropriateness.
     
  3. Goal: develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and communication.
    Objective: offer well-planned and pedagogically sound learning experiences.
    Assessment: annually examine and evaluate course syllabi, course materials, and student research experiences.
     
  4. Goal: provide hands-on experiences with state-of-the-art scientific instruments and equipment.
    Objective: provide coursework and research opportunities that include opportunities to use equipment.
    Assessment: inventory and maintain current equipment, continuously update equipment, and evaluate the need for additional equipment.
     
  5. Goal: provide highly skilled professors that are also respected scholars.
    Objective: recruit Ph.D. - prepared faculty, reward good teaching, encourage faculty to conduct funded research and publish results, and encourage participation in professional organizations.
    Assessment: annually evaluate faculty performances in teaching, scholarship, service, and collegiality using criteria and performance standards developed by Departments and the College.
     
  6. Goal: provide exceptional learning opportunities.
    Objective: utilize the Valley Farm, Mountain Ranch, Cedar Mountain Science Center, Ashcroft Observatory, Dahle Greenhouse, Voyager Mobile Science Lab, High Performance Parallel Computing, Computer Forensics Lab, Networking Lab, Water Lab , Material Science and Fluids Lab, CNC Machine Shop, the Garth & Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History, James E. Bowns Herbarium, the GIS lab, and the Keck Molecular Genetics and Ecology labs, the SUU Center for STEM Teaching and Learning, and Internships with industry and government, and Community Partnerships.
    Assessment: annually evaluate the use of our specialized learning environments.
  7. Goal: maximize the utilization of our unique community and geographic resources.
    Objective: foster and strengthen community and agency relationships.
    Assessment: annually evaluate community and agency interaction.

Degrees/Program Titles, Certificates and Centers

Graduate Degrees

Master of Science (M.S.) - Cyber Security and Information Assurance (Online)  

Undergraduate Degrees & Majors

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science  

Biology

Biology, B.A. 
Biology, B.S. 
Biology- Education, B.A. 
Biology- Education, B.S.  

Engineering and Technology

Construction Management Composite, B.A.  
Construction Management Composite, B.S.  
Engineering Technology Composite - CAD/CAM-Architectural/Civil Design Emphasis, B.A. 
Engineering Technology Composite - CAD/CAM-Architectural/Civil Design Emphasis, B.S. 
Engineering Technology Composite - CAD/CAM Emphasis, B.A. 
Engineering Technology Composite - CAD/CAM Emphasis, B.S. 
Engineering Technology Composite - CAD/GIS Emphasis, B.A. 
Engineering Technology Composite - CAD/GIS Emphasis, B.S. 
Engineering Technology Composite - Electronics Emphasis, B.A. 
Engineering Technology Composite - Electronics Emphasis, B.S. 
Technology Education Composite with Career and Technical Emphasis, B.A.  (this program is currently not accepting students)
Technology Education Composite with Career and Technical Emphasis, B.S.  (this program is currently not accepting students)

Physical Science

Teacher Education Emphasis, B.A. 
Teacher Education Emphasis, B.S.  

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies    (see Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, B.I.S.  ) 

Agricultural Science and Industry, B.I.S.  

In addition to the Agricultural Science and Industry BIS, other examples of customized combinations of academic disciplines that could be assembled into a BIS degree include Animal Science, Plant Science, General Agriculture, Natural Resources/Range Management, Environmental Studies, Geology, GIS, Criminology, Business, Computer Science, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science.

Bachelor of Science  

Agriculture and Nutrition Science

Human Nutrition - Allied Health Emphasis, B.S. 
Human Nutrition - Pre-Dietetics Emphasis, B.S.  

Chemistry

Chemistry - Teacher Education Emphasis, B.S. 
Chemistry Composite - Forensic Emphasis, B.S. 
Chemistry Composite - Health Care Emphasis, B.S. 
Chemistry Composite - Professional Emphasis, B.S.  

Computer Science and Information Systems

Computer Science Composite, B.S. 
Information Systems Composite, B.S.  

Engineering and Technology

Engineering, B.S.  

Geology

Geology Composite - Professional Emphasis, B.S.  

Mathematics

Mathematics - Emphasis in Actuarial Science, B.S. 
Mathematics - Emphasis in Education, B.S. 
Mathematics - Emphasis in Pure Mathematics, B.S.  

Nursing

Nursing - Pre-Licensure Emphasis, B.S. 
Nursing - RN to BSN Emphasis, B.S.   

Associate of Applied Science  

Agriculture and Nutrition Science

Agriculture: Livestock Farm Management, A.A.S. 
Equine Studies, A.A.S.  

Computer Science and Information Systems

General Technology with an emphasis in the following field:
General Technology - Information Technology Specialty, A.A.S. (SWATC transfers only)  
Information Technology with an emphasis in one of the following fields:
Networking/Telecommunications Emphasis 
Information Technology Emphasis 
Computer and Information Systems Security Emphasis  
 

Engineering and Technology

CAD/CAM Technology, A.A.S. 
Construction Technology, A.A.S. 
Engineering Technology-Electronics Emphasis, A.A.S. 
General Technology with an emphasis in the following field:
General Technology - Construction Technology Specialty, A.A.S. (SWATC transfers only)  
 

Associate of Pre-Engineering  

Pre-Engineering, A.P.E.  

Certificate Program  

Agriculture: Livestock Farm Management   (Gainful Employment Disclosure)
Civil Drafting/CAD   (Gainful Employment Disclosure)
Construction Technology   (Gainful Employment Disclosure)
Geographic Information System  (Gainful Employment Disclosure)

Minors  

Actuarial Mathematics 
Agriculture 
Biology 
CAD/CAM Technology 
Chemistry 
Chemistry Teacher Education 
Computer Science (Non-Teaching) 
Computer Science Emphasis in Teacher Education 
Construction Technology 
Electronics Technology 
Geography 
Geography Teacher Education 
Geology Teacher Education 
Information Systems (Non-Teaching) 
Mathematics Education 
Human Nutrition 
Physics 
Physics Teacher Education 
Pure Mathematics Emphasis   

The requirements and programs of study in each of the college’s departments are listed on the departments’ section of this e-catalog.

Other Information

Accreditation

In 2010, The Chemistry, professional emphasis B.S. degree program obtained approval from the American Chemical Society (ACS), the established national chemical oversight organization. Approval of our Chemistry, professional emphasis program assures that SUU graduates meet national standards in curriculum and preparation for graduate studies.

The Engineering, Engineering Technology-CAD/CAM emphasis, Engineering Technology-Electronics Engineering emphasis, Computer Science Composite, Computer Science Composite- Forensic Emphasis and Information Systems Composite degrees are accredited by ABET, the recognized U.S. accreditor of university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. Accreditation ensures the quality of the postsecondary education students receive.

Student Advising

Students are assisted in selecting appropriate majors and planning for courses through the joint efforts of faculty advisors, the Student Affairs Center and the College of Science & Engineering Student Success Advisors: Ms. Sharon Brown, Engineering & Technology Building, Room 118, (435) 586-5420,brownsh@suu.edu; Ms. Jessica Burr, Science Center, Room 110, (435) 586-5420, jessicaburr@suu.edu; Ms. Tina Calamity, Science Center, Room 109, (435) 586-5420, calamity@suu.edu; Mr. Jared Wilcken, Science Center, Room  111 , (435) 586-5420, wilcken@suu.edu or Randy Johnson, Science Center, Room 105B, (435) 586-5420, randyjohnson4@suu.edu. Cognizance and successful completion of graduation requirements, however, are the responsibility of the student.

Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical, Pre-Veterinary, & other Health Professions Curricula

For a more complete list of these programs, please refer to Other Programs of Study . Note that the courses that you take toward a preprofessional program are determined in part by the intended transfer institution (e.g. the U. of Utah’s Medical School or the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State U., etc.) therefore, you should coordinate closely with the admission requirements of the institution to which you plan to apply as well as the requirements for graduation from SUU. Undergraduate research experience is essential for admission to most of these programs.

Pre-Graduate School

Plan your SUU baccalaureate degree with sufficient Math and Science courses to qualify you for admission to the graduate program of your choice. Be cognizant of the admission requirements of the graduate program of your choice. Undergraduate research experience is essential for admission to graduate school programs.

Student Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students demonstrating potential for excellence in disciplines within the Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering. During the 2016-2017 academic year over $376,203 in scholarships were distributed among Science & Engineering majors. Students must submit the appropriate applications by February 1. Interested students should contact Student Financial Aid, Sharwan Smith Center, Room ST 167, (435) 586-7735.

Student Organizations

The way to get the best SUU experience is to participate in one of the excellent College student organizations. Among the many student organizations of interest to Science and Engineering majors are the following:

  • Agriculture Club
  • American Chemical Society Student Affiliate Chapter (ACS) / Chem Club
  • Animal Ambassadors
  • Biology Club
  • Computer Club
  • COSE Leadership Board
  • Ecology Club (University Chapter)
  • Engineers Without Borders Southern Utah University Chapter
  • Kappa Omicron Nu
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon (National Earth Science Honorary Society)
  • Geology Club
  • Math Club
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • PA Club (Physician Assistant)
  • Phi Beta Lambda
  • Sigma Theta Tau (Honor Society of Nursing)
  • Skills USA
  • Student Nurse Association
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
  • Utah Wildlife Society

Special Learning Environments

The College of Science & Engineering operates, or partners with, several special programs that provide students opportunities for enrichment of their classroom learning:

The Cedar Mountain Science Center offers summer science camps for children and courses for pre-service teachers and in-service teachers, held at the College Cabin on the SUU 2,629 acre mountain ranch property. For more information go to http://suu.edu/cose/center

Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit provides students and faculty with opportunities among all state and federal lands. Cedar Breaks National Monument, the U.S. Forest Service, and the BLM all have Cedar City offices and work closely with SUU.

The Valley Farm offers both classroom and real world experience on an operating farm and ranch setting in Cedar City, within minutes from the main campus. For further information, see http://suu.edu/cose/agns or contact lambeth@suu.edu (435) 865-8321

The SUU Ashcroft Observatory offers college credit courses and weekly community astronomical viewing activities located near the SUU Valley Farm. Phone (435) 586-1409 or see http://suu.edu/cose/physci/physics/observatory.html for more information.

The G.I.S. Lab offers college course work and services to community and regional planners requiring expertise in geospatial mapping.

The Garth & Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History offers campus and community members the opportunity to view museum specimens from our regional ecosystems. For more information go to http://suu.edu/cose/museum/ or call (435) 865-8549.

The SUU Water Lab is a certified analytical lab that offers students specialized training in analytical techniques and services to the public for their water quality needs. (435) 586-7914

The Rural Health Scholars Program is an enhancement program for pre-health students planning to apply to graduate-level programs. These students include but are not limited to the following: Pre-medical, podiatry, optometry, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, nursing.  The program provides opportunities for students in the following areas: Research, community service, job shadowing, patient exposure, MCAT/DAT/PCAT Prep, application assistance, enhanced advising, cultural immersion experiences in health care, medical skill training, Medical Spanish, and special seminars. Call (435) 865-8520 or see https://www.suu.edu/ahec/index.html for more information.

The Alliances for Education (Between SUU and Bryce Canyon National Park and the Zion Canyon National Park Group) is a ground-breaking educational partnership with the National Park Service that provides SUU students and faculty with opportunities to conduct research, classes, internships, and other educational activities with and within the National Parks.

Mountain Ranch Forest Stewardship Plan and Demonstration Forest Memorandum of Understanding (between SUU and the Utah Department of Natural Resources and Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands) is a program that will utilize the forest and range resources of the SUU Mountain Ranch, promote sound forest management and provide a demonstration forest to educate SUU students, faculty and staff, Division staff, natural resource professionals, the public, and others about the techniques and outcomes of forest and range management.

The SUU Center for STEM Teaching and Learning was established in the spring of 2014. Our mission is to bring together people and resources to facilitate cutting-edge STEM Initiatives that enhance teaching and learning in the preK-16 environment. With three strategic areas of influence- professional development, student engagement, and college & career readiness- our center works in a six county area of southwestern Utah. Projects are facilitated by a dedicated cadre of SUU faculty and student volunteers. See https://sites.google.com/a/suu.edu/suu-center-for-stem-teaching-and-learning/ for more information.

Internships - Many companies and governmental institutions provide exceptional opportunities for students to develop skills in a professional environment. Students’ internship assignments are jointly supervised by company management and Southern Utah University faculty members. Academic credit is awarded for internships and financial compensation may be available. More information is available from the department.

 

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School Information

Dean: Patrick Clarke
Bennion Building 312 ~ (435) 586-5479
clarke@suu.edu

Associate Dean: John “Jeb” Branin
Bennion Building 312~ (435) 596-5424
branin@suu.edu

Dean’s Administrative Assistant: Debra Pool
Bennion Building 312 ~ (435) 865-8582
pool@suu.edu

Assoc. Dean’s Administrative Assistant: Shannon Marshall
Bennion Building 312 ~ (435) 586-7808
ShannonMarshall@suu.edu

Photo of Admin Building/Bennion Bulding

 

Departments/Programs

Experiential Education Requirement - EDGE Program

Please see

  


Degrees/Program Titles, Services and Centers

Degrees

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, B.I.S.   

The BIS allows students to develop and customize a program of study with unique interests that are interdisciplinary in nature for their career goals. Students can combine courses and have more than two emphases from various disciplines to prepare them for an ever-changing job market, in which interdisciplinary knowledge offers a distinct advantage.

For further information regarding the B.I.S. degree, please visit https://www.suu.edu/siel/

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science Degree in General Studies

SUU offers an Associate of Arts (AA) and an Associate of Science (AS) degree in general studies.

Candidates for either degree must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (24 of the final 30 hours must be completed in residence).
  2. Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all work completed at SUU, as well as a 2.0 for a combined SUU/Transfer overall GPA.
  3. Complete all SUU general education requirements.

In addition:

  • For the AA degree: Complete eight hours of one foreign language, beyond the 1010 level. All foreign language classes must be completed with a “C” grade or higher.

Please see: Obtaining a Degree at SUU  

Services, Institutes, and Centers

  • Community Engagement Center
  • Concurrent Enrollment
  • Convocations Lecture Series
  • Creativity Center
  • Experiential Learning Leadership Institute (ELLI)
  • Festival of Excellence
  • Honors Program
  • Honors Societies & Scholarships
  • K12 Programs
  • Learning Abroad
  • Outdoor Engagement Center
  • Under Graduate Research and Scholarship Program (UGRASP)

 

Gerald R. Sheratt Library Banner

Gerald R. Sherratt Library


 

Information

Dean: Richard Saunders
LIB 302C, (435) 586-8392
rsaunders@suu.edu

Associate Dean/Department Chair: Matt Nickerson
LIB 303F, (435) 586-1955
nickerson@suu.edu

Administrative Assistant: Sheri Butler
LB 302 - (435) 586-7947
butler@suu.edu

Library Media Program Director: Caitlin Gerrity
LB 303H - (435) 586-1908
caitlingerrity@suu.edu

Administrative Assistant: Trudy Widup
LB 303A, (435) 865-8172
trudywidup@suu.edu

Circulation: Linda Liebhardt
LB 102, (435) 865-8240
circulation@suu.edu

Copy & Post: Trecia Loveland
LB 104, (435) 865-8440
copyshop@suu.edu

Interlibrary Loan: Tammy Buehler
LB 102, (435) 586-7938
ill@suu.edu

Reference Desk
LB 100, (435) 865-8040
reference@suu.edu

Special Collections: Paula Mitchell
LB 005, (435) 586-7976
specialcoll@suu.edu

Library Website: http://library.suu.edu
Phone: (435) 586-7947
Fax: (435) 865-8152

Faculty/Librarians: Professors: Matt Nickerson, Richard Saunders; 
Associate Professors: Scott Lanning, Philip Roché;
Assistant Professors: Anne Diekema, Caitlin Gerrity, Paula Mitchell, Doug Wayman
Lecturer: Jill Mallek

Programs/Degrees Offered

 
 
  

Mission

The mission of the Gerald R. Sherratt Library is to ensure access to global information within a personalized learning environment by collecting, organizing, preserving, disseminating and creating information for the university community. The role of the library is to actively stimulate the optimum use of information resources by developing information literacy skills that support the university curriculum, student and faculty research, and public service. Unique to our mission is the training of instructional media professionals. The library supports the core themes of the University: Academic Excellence, Involvement and Personal Growth and Community and Social Responsibilities.

Vision

As the academic center of the University, the Sherratt Library promotes scholarship and lifelong learning to its community by providing quality resources, responsive services, and effective information literacy education in a constantly evolving environment.

Founding Principles

Library Bill of Rights

The American Library Association affirms the belief that “libraries are forums for information and ideas” via its Library Bill of Rights, a set of policies that support both libraries and library users in the free exchange of knowledge and ideas. Likewise, the Sherratt Library fully espouses and champions these essential principles. A complete text of the Library Bill of Rights is available at http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill.

Learning Outcomes

Essential Learning Outcomes

The Library’s LM1010: Information Literacy course is a required course in General Education. It supports several of the University’s Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs): Information Literacy, Digital Literacy, Ethical Reasoning and Integrative Learning.  A complete list of the University’s Essential Learning Outcomes is available at https://www.suu.edu/academics/provost/pdf/elo-definitions.pdf

Information Literacy Learning Outcomes

The Gerald R. Sherratt Library recognizes the need to provide an adaptable learning environment to best prepare students to participate fully and remain competitive in our ever-changing global information society. As such, the Sherratt Library aligns its goals with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The Library seeks to support our academic community in achieving the Framework’s information literacy goals. The framework delineates specific roles and responsibilities of students, teachers, and librarians, stating:

  • Students have a greater role and responsibility in creating new knowledge, in understanding the contours and the changing dynamics of the world of information, and in using information, data, and scholarship ethically. Teaching faculty have a greater responsibility in designing curricula and assignments that foster enhanced engagement with the core ideas about information and scholarship within their disciplines. Librarians have a greater responsibility in identifying core ideas within their own knowledge domain that can extend learning for students, in creating a new cohesive curriculum for information literacy, and in collaborating more extensively with faculty. (ACRL, 2015)

Other Information

Collections

  • The main collection of approximately 300,000 items supports the curriculum of the University.
  • Over 45,000 periodicals, most of them full-text, are available online.
  • Print and online federal and state government documents.
  • The media collection includes video tapes, DVD’s, recordings, CD’s, audio books, and models.
  • The juvenile collection contains fiction and non-fiction titles supporting education programs.
  • The curriculum collection contains textbooks used in K-12 schools.
  • Special Collections contains materials that are rare, expensive, or in need of special handling.
  • University Archives contain material documenting the history of SUU.

Services

  • Library research assistance is available at the Reference Desk Monday through Friday
  • Interlibrary Loan enables access through a network of more than 3,000 libraries to books and journal articles not available at SUU.
  • The Copy & Post Shop provides copy machines, printing and production services and supplies, and Postal services.
  • Over 100 computers provide access to the online library collection and electronic databases.
  • Wireless access is available throughout the library.
  • Quiet study space is available throughout the library including the Huntsman Reading Room and study rooms which are mediated for collaborative work.
  • T-Bird Texts: Many general education text books available for two-hour check out within the library.

 

     

Graduate and Online School



Contact

Please contact the Graduate & Online School at the Hunter Conference Center ~
351 W University Blvd, Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone: (435) 865-8099
Website: www.suu.edu/graduatestudies

Faculty/Staff

Mark Atkinson Dean
Steven Meredith Associate Dean
Allison Adams Administrative Assistant II
Lisa Swanson Accountant
Cynthia Kimball Davis Director, Educational Outreach Programs
Karl Stevens Director, SUU Online
Shane Flanigan SUU Online: Instructional Design Specialist/Video Coordinator
Jennifer Hunter SUU Online: Senior Instructional Designer
Michelle Thayer SUU Online: Senior Instructional Designer
Jonathan Roberts Online Admissions Advisor
Melodie Farnsworth Online Admissions Advisor
Amanda Utzman Online Admissions Advisor/Summer School Coordinator
Aimee Kaiser Graduate and Online Admissions Advisor
Matthew Smith Graduate and Online Admissions Advisor

Programs/Degrees Offered

Graduate Degrees

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies, M.I.S.   

Undergraduate Degrees

General Studies, B.A.  
General Studies, B.S.   

Mission

With learners as our focus, the mission of the Graduate & Online School is to facilitate and provide educational outreach opportunities to our community and the diverse learner groups of Southern Utah University. Our professional focus includes academic excellence, experiential engagement of learners, and technology.

The Graduate & Online School facilitates and advocates for traditional and nontraditional educational opportunities for all types of students. It works closely with the University’s academic departments and colleges. Options for lifelong learning are presented year round. Continuing Studies programs meet the needs of nontraditional students through convenient course scheduling, curricular flexibility, innovative teaching, cutting edge technology, and university courses in high schools.

The School recognizes that most of its students/clients have work, family, and other personal and professional responsibilities which limit their participation in traditional college activities; therefore, convenience is a major factor in the design of Continuing & Professional Studies programs and advocacy.

Departments/Programs

SUU Online

SUU Online supports faculty and administration in the development and delivery of courses which utilize Internet and other technologies to bridge the gaps of distance and time between instructors and learners. 

Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC)

As an offering of SUU Online, SUU learners may attend courses through televideo at certain locations throughout Utah. Interactive broadcasts are transmitted via the Internet by Utah Education Network (UEN) televideo systems.

Nevada Graduate Programs

Nevada Graduate Programs offer graduate level education with individual courses, certificate and endorsement programs, and master’s degree programs to not only Nevada Clark County School District Teachers and staff, but to all Nevada public educators.

Current endorsements include English Language Acquisition Development (ELAD) and Gifted and Talented (GATE). Certificate programs include: Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL), Mobile Teaching, Learning & Design, Online Teaching, Special Education (SPED), and Technology Innovations in Teaching & Learning. Each certificate program is 12 credits with exceptions of ARL at 21 and SPED at 18.

For general SUU information, Dr. Cynthia Kimball Davis. Office: 435-586-7850, cell: 435-879-1301. Email: cynthiakimballdavis@suu.edu

Online Admissions

The Graduate & Online Admissions School is dedicated to inspire, motivate, and assist all students looking to complete their education.

Advisors are available Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm (MST) and are here to assist you with any questions you may have. This may include classes, programs, schedules, educational options, financial concerns or any other item that a student may need assistance with.

Students are encouraged to contact us at (435) 865-8665 or onlineadmissions@suu.edu.

We look forward to working with you and assisting you as you seek to accomplish your educational goals.

Bachelor of Arts/Science in General Studies

The Bachelor of either Arts or Science in General Studies is a flexible, customized program in which the student, in collaboration with and under the guidance of experts in the field of interest, undertakes the responsibility for the design of an undergraduate degree with an emphasis in a selected area of study that reflects the student’s particular personal and professional interests. The program is intended for independent-minded, self-directed adult learners, who have, at minimum, earned 60 college credits from a regionally accredited college or university, along with other requirements.

Website: https://www.suu.edu/graduatestudies/undergraduatestudies/bachelor-generalstudies.html