Learning at Utah State

Utah State University is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university.

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Academics at USU

Utah State University is here for you. Our small class sizes and hybrid options make for more meaningful opportunities and experiences wherever and however you attend.

Goldwater Scholars

36

Most student experiments sent to space

#1

Best online programs in the Nation

#23

Study abroad opportunities

1000+

Explore Degrees

Wondering if Utah State has the degree you want? Our degree finder will let you explore all undergraduate and graduate degrees offered at USU and all locations across the state.

Areas of Study

USU offers more than 200 programs of undergraduate, graduate and professional study across eight degree-granting colleges. Many of these programs are available at USU locations across the state and online.

Undergraduate Programs

In 2021, USU tied for the best undergraduate research programs in the U.S., and USU Online ranked in the nation’s top 25 online bachelor’s programs. Some popular options from our undergraduate degrees are Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education, Psychology, Economics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, and Elementary Education.

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Alexandra Loftin
Mechanical engineering undergrad Alexandra Loftin can add graduate-level research to her resume. She studies how extreme temperature affects materials used in military aircraft engines.
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Christian Lange
In the amber light of USU's Nanoscale Device Lab cleanroom, undergrad researcher Christian Lange uses a sputter coater during the fabrication of carbon nanotubes.
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Anna Figgins
USU undergraduate researcher Anna Figgins displays a bumble bee from the colony she's studying in Biology faculty mentor Karen Kapheim’s lab.

Graduate Programs

Graduate programs at USU include more than 130 master’s and doctoral degrees. Multiple graduate programs have ranked within top 100 — some even in the top 50 — programs in the U.S., including Audiology, Aerospace and Biological Engineering, Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling.

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Forrest Schoessow: Geography’s Foot Soldier
With an undergraduate degree in history, Schoessow never thought he’d be studying geography, earth sciences, or natural disasters, let alone teaching about them. But his worldwide travels helped him come to love these subjects.
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Leslie Forero: Mushroom Expert
Forero is a Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow in the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, studying plant and soil feedbacks. From her research site in Cedar Creek, Minnesota, she’s researching the reasoning behind polycultures excelling over monocultures.
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Sun Jeon: Social Statistician
Sun Jeon currently researches the possible factors of sickness in large populations through statistics. The main issues she examines are obesity, suicide, and mental illness.

Professional and Technical Education

In 2020, more than 60% of new jobs required more than a high school diploma, and technical certificates and licensures help set USU students apart — with or without a college degree.

Colleges and Schools

Utah State University has eight degree-granting colleges and schools, in addition to the School of Graduate Studies, offering a spectrum of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and specialized degree programs.

World Class Faculty

Utah State professors are filled with passion for what they do. Dedicated instructors work closely with students to teach and inspire every day. And they do it well. USU has more award-winning faculty than any other school in Utah with 14 recognized U.S. Professors of the Year. Thanks to their dedication, we now have 36 Goldwater Scholars and seven Rhodes Scholars among our graduates.

At a place where conventional wisdom is challenged and re-imagined constantly, USU faculty are also researchers. In the last two years, 63.5% of USU’s professors worked with undergrads on research projects — giving students invaluable hands-on experience with some of the best and brightest.

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Ben Burger
Dr. Ben Burger’s discovery and research of an ancient rock level helped to reveal high carbon dioxide levels in rocks. His research has helped to set safer climate parameters based on the information gleaned from our past. Just like Burger, faculty across the USU statewide system conduct research that has a global impact.
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Janice Brahney
Understanding how microplastics move through global systems is essential to fixing the problem. Dr. Janice Brahney's research focuses on how these invisible pieces of plastic get into the atmosphere, how long they stay aloft, and where in our global system we can expect to find hotspots of microplastic deposition.
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Prateek Sharma
Dr. Prateek Sharma is developing methods of predicting how cheddar cheese responds to shredding based on factors processors can control — important knowledge in an industry where shredded cheddar accounted for $5 billion in sales last year in the United States.

Outcomes

Our goal is to help you succeed in work and in life. After graduation, Aggies are excelling in their fields of study, in their educational endeavors, and in their communities.

By the Number

Students making it past their freshman year (average nationwide is 63%)

- collegefactual.com

73%

Graduation rate (national average 49%)

- U.S. Department of Education, College Scorecard

55%

Median starting salary of USU alumni

- usnews.com

$51,600

Median student loan debt for graduate

- collegesimply.com

$13,610

Internships

You don’t have to wait until graduation to get experience in the field. Aggies have access to a world of opportunities like internships with:

  • Adobe
  • Amazon
  • Disney
  • Fidelity Investments
  • G.E. Healthcare
  • General Mills
  • General Motors
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • LDS Church
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Macy’s
  • NASA
  • Northrop Grumman
  • U.S. Air Force
  • State of Utah Government

Companies that employee Aggies

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Chevron
  • GE
  • Ford
  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • NVIDIA
  • AECOM
  • AT&T
  • Department of Agriculture Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Honeybee Robotic
  • National Weather Service

Academic Opportunities

Utah State University fosters a wide range of educational opportunities for students, both in the United States and abroad, to facilitate the exchange of knowledge across international boundaries.

Community engagement

Community Engagement

The Center for Community Engagement empowers students to explore civic identity, develop leadership skills, and address community-identified needs, locally and around the world. With programs such as the Utah Conservation Corps, Community Engaged Learning, or Peace Corps Prep, the opportunities are countless.

Center for Community Engagement

Study abroad

Study Abroad

Take your education outside the classroom and landscapes of Utah. Study Abroad connects you with opportunities in more than 80 countries at over 150 universities. Enhance your education by immersing yourself in a different culture, living like a local, and gaining real world experience throughout the globe.

Study Abroad Program

Honors Program

Honors Program

Honors creates a community of curious, brave, creative, and engaged students who want to put their learning into practice and prepare for the future as they earn a USU degree. Honors students are committed to building a life-changing experience for themselves and others: they want to — and will — change the world.

Honors Program

Academic Resources

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Departments and Programs

USU fosters an expansive, multidisciplinary academic experience.

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Calendars and Courses

Utah State University provides a range of online services and websites to enable you to register for classes, view schedules, and access other general academic information.

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Online Learning and Statewide Campuses

USU online offers a variety of degree programs completely online, and the Statewide Campuses system has locations across the state of Utah, providing both flexibility and affordability for students.

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Academic Support

Student success is our top priority. USU offers services and resources to help Aggies thrive, from academic advising for majors to career mentors.