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Architecture + Planning

The College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah is a community of award-winning and highly recognized set of faculty, entrepreneurial students and supportive staff which together create a creative community unlike any other. 


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The David Eccles School of Business faculty are Top 15 in research productivity among state business schools. The School of Business is an academic culture that encourages innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship, has made the U one of the nation’s foremost generators of start-up companies.

Cultural & Social Transformation

The School for Cultural & Social Transformation is focused on forging the wave of the future for the study of shifting sexualities, changing genders, intersectional identities, dynamic immigrations, and emergent social justice work. 

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Nestled in Research Park on the south side of campus, the School of Dentistry offers an innovative curriculum with unparalleled views of the Salt Lake Valley. With a focus on research, instruction, and patient care, the school serves both the patient community and the future leaders of dental health.

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The College of Education is dedicated to creating a learning environment that fosters discovery and dissemination of knowledge to promote learning, equitable access, and enhance learning outcomes for all students. Through research, the faculty generates knowledge that impacts practice, policy, and social change.

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The College of Engineering  is a premier research and educational institution that is inventing cutting-edge technologies to benefit society -- from biosensors, neural engineering, composite materials, computer visualization, and advanced graphics to robotics and renewable energy. 

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Fine Arts

Research in the College of Fine Arts includes generative creative work, interpretive creative work, and scholarly pursuits that engage open inquiry and debate, develop interdisciplinary, contribute to social change, and embrace experimentation. 

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The College of Health is committed to advancing the creation and dissemination of knowledge through diverse research programs. The college is focused on keeping the public healthy, fit and resilient by developing and implementing innovative science and educating the next generation of practitioners and researchers. 


Honors College

The Honors College provides intellectually curious, motivated students with the foundations of a rigorous liberal arts education within the context of a world-class research university. The Honors College students are expected to demonstrate research expertise and research skills in their major field, primarily through the completion of an Honors Thesis Project.

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The College of Humanities has one of the oldest communication departments in the world (founded in 1892) and the first graduate program in environmental humanities. The college has established an international reputation in creative writing, health communication, public understanding of science, innovative language education, environmental humanities, and cutting edge research in bioethics and the philosophy of science.

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Established in 1913, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law  is a vibrant learning community with both well-established expertise and exciting new research projects on the critical issues of our time, such as climate change, conflict and security, health justice, the new frontier of family law, technology commercialization, conservation, addiction, innocence, victims’ rights, global mediation, and more.

Marriott Library

The J. Willard Marriott Library is the flagship academic library for the Utah State System of Higher Education and the largest state-funded academic library in the six-state region of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. As the primary service hub and destination for students, the Marriott Library is integral to the teaching, research and public life missions of the University of Utah.

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The University of Utah School of Medicine is internationally regarded for its innovative basic science and biomedical research. The School of Medicine is also widely recognized for interdisciplinary research in the genetics of disease, cancer, biomedical informatics, infectious diseases, and other areas of cutting-edge medicine.

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Mines & Earth Sciences

With 18 science and engineering programs, the College of Mines and Earth Sciences is focused on scholarly research activities in geology, geophysics, geological engineering, hydrology, atmospheric sciences, oceanic processes, physical and extractive metallurgy, mineral separation, mining engineering, geo-resource management and safety. 

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The College of Nursing is a community of scholars engaged in exemplary programs of funded research and distinguished scholarship. Nurse scientists and researchers work in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams to tackle big questions facing patients and health care administrators. 

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The College of Pharmacy is committed to excellence and innovation in the education of future pharmacists, research in the pharmaceutical sciences, and service to our community and profession. The college is dedicated to transforming patient care through the discovery of novel therapeutics and the optimization of outcomes for existing medications.

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Established in 1970, the College of Science conducts pioneering research that addresses global challenges, e.g., energy sources, new materials, life sciences, and environmental change, while creating new knowledge and a deeper understanding of our universe. 

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Social & Behavioral Science

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences tackles today’s challenges such as climate change, trauma and mental health, the obesity crisis, immigration, income inequality, and distracted driving. The college brings together teams of researchers from multiple disciplines and continues to establish innovative collaborative laboratories and centers on campus.

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Social Work

The College of Social Work is a leader in social work education in the Intermountain West.  Faculty at the college are engaged in working to address an array of issues, such as addiction, child welfare, criminal justice, aging, human trafficking, cancer survivorship, mental health, and chronic pain.



Last Updated: 10/7/19