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About the College of Humanities

The College of Humanities is the second largest on campus and is at the core of the University of Utah's mission and the experience of higher education. 


Humanities at a Glance



Academic Departments
offering 30 majors and 36 minors in a wide variety of disciplines. 


Students Each Year
choose to focus their studies on Humanities.


Interdisciplinary Centers
including two National Resource Centers (Asia Center and the Center for Latin American Studies) and one National Language Resouce Center housed in the Second Language Teaching and Research Center.


Graduate Students
have matriculated into one of the 16 Master's and 13 Ph.D. programs.


Interdisciplinary Programs
Including Peace & Conflict Studies, International Studies, and the nationally recognized Environmental Humanities graduate program.


Tenured & Tenured-Track Faculty
have matriculated into one of the 16 Master's and 13 Ph.D. programs.


"Instead of being given problems to solve, our students generate them; instead of rehearsing narratives, they challenge them... They [Our students] become lawyers, doctors, activists, artists, educators, scholars, and CEOs - producers of culture rather than consumers of it."

-Professor Richard Preiss


Meet the Dean

Dean Robbins is committed to excellence in public higher education and to the foundational importance of the humanities for understanding our history and future on this planet and perhaps others.

Meet Hollis

Dean Hollis standing in front of the Humanities block U in the LNCO building. She is wearing a red blazer, black top, and pearl necklace.

Why the Humanities

Our thousands of alums unanimously tell us that their humanities degrees helped them succeed as excellent communicators; multi-lingual and culturally sophisticated global citizens; critical, ethical, and logical thinkers; and outstanding creative partners. Studies prove that humanities students find careers that provide financial security and job satisfaction that matches those of students in nearly every other major. Employers increasingly seek employees who have strong skills learned in Humanities (think writing, reading, listening, speaking, critical thinking, etc.). Humanities gives people the edge they need to thrive today.

Learn More About Alums


Last Updated: 8/22/23