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New online bachelor degree programs at Southern Utah University

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Southern Utah University, recognized as one of the most affordable providers of online education in the nation, is responding to the growing demand for new online undergraduate degrees by expanding options starting in the Fall 2020 semester.

“We’ve expanded our online degree offerings to give students better opportunities to receive an affordable, quality education from the convenience of their own home,” said Jonathan Roberts, SUU’s interim executive director of enrollment management and educational development. “These are unpredictable times but never a better time to begin working toward a college degree. With uncertainty in the job market, earning a bachelor’s degree will better prepare a person for better employment opportunities.”

The new fully online bachelor’s degrees include criminal justice, family life and human development, finance, history, marketing, and political science. This increases SUU’s fully online degree offerings to 13 bachelors degrees and 14 masters degrees.

Criminal Justice

The online Bachelor of Criminal Justice at SUU  provides students with extensive knowledge of the U.S. Criminal Justice System, including law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Graduates have the capacity to apply the law, social sciences, and sound practices as criminal justice professionals in the public and private sectors.

Family Life and Human Development

The online Bachelor of Family Life and Human Development at SUU prepares students to advance education, human performance, and family development. Throughout the program, students learn to integrate family theory and research into their professional and personal lives and learn the skills needed to create healthy interpersonal and family relationships.


Gain a strong foundation of managerial finance, investments, and data analytics in the online Bachelor of Science in Finance program at SUU. Throughout the program, students develop the ability to make sound financial decisions through hands-on learning.


Students develop a deep knowledge of human history in the online Bachelor of Science in History program at SUU. Students strengthen intellectual and practical skills involving inquiry and analysis, critical thinking, written and oral communication, and problem-solving. By elevating a student’s civic and historical knowledge, intercultural competence, and critical and ethical reasoning skills, the program provides a foundation for engaged citizens and lifelong learning.


The online Bachelor of Marketing program at SUU gives students the skills needed to manage the entire marketing process. Throughout the program, students prepare for a rewarding career in a number of professions including product and brand management, sales and sales management, public relations, advertising and promotions, marketing research, and marketing logistics.

Political Science

Students develop a deep understanding of political philosophy, public administration, law, international relations, and American government in the online Bachelor of Political science program at SUU. This program is designed to prepare graduates for a successful career or to further their education through law school or graduate programs. 

SUU offers a unique mix of quality education and one of the most affordable online degree programs in the nation. Beginning in 2020, the online-only undergraduate tuition was cut for the average student by 23%, and the online graduate tuition decreased by about 12%.

Recent independent rankings affirm SUU’s commitment to lowering the cost of higher education. ONLINEU ranks SUU 6th in the country for the most affordable online bachelor’s degrees in the United States, which is also the highest-ranked in Utah.

Online students account for 11% of Southern Utah University’s enrollment of more than 11,000 students.

Students can begin applying now. Fall semester classes start September 9, 2020. For more information about the new online programs call 435-865-8665 or email onlineadmissions@suu.edu. For more information about SUU’s online degree options, visit www.suu.edu/online.