Dixie State University 2021-22 Viewbook

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“ DO NOT GO WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD, GO INSTEAD WHERE THERE IS NO PATH AND LEAVE A TRAIL.” — RALPH WALDO EMERSON


OPEN. INCLUSIVE. COMPREHENSIVE. POLYTECHNIC.

VALUE ACTIVE EDUCATION DESTINATION INNOVATION COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PREPARATION TRADITION


EXPERIENCE DSU’s

86%

of students are offered scholarships, grants, or other financial aid

23

85

AVERAGE STUDENT HOUSING

$384/month — shared $517/month — private

15

NCAA DIVISION I TEAMS

23:1 STUDENT–FACULTY RATIO

STUDENT CLUBS


PINE VALLEY PEAK 31 MILES FROM CAMPUS

IDENTITY

Student Body

12,043 STUDENTS*

*Based on Fall 2020 enrollment numbers

MASCOT

42% MALE

MINORITY

23%

58% FEMALE

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

150+

83%

IN-STATE STUDENTS

17%

OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS


POLYTECHNIC EDUCATION IT MEANS BEING CAREER READY.

A comprehensive polytechnic education combines active learning with a strong foundation in liberal arts and sciences to prepare you for a successful career.


AN ACADEMIC MODEL FOR ALL MAJORS CAREER FOCUSED Through internships, cooperative education, clinical experiences, and hands-on training, you’ll be ready for your career on day one of your new job after graduation.

ACTIVE AND APPLIED LEARNING As part of DSU’s “active learning. active life.” approach to education, you’ll be engaged with real-world problems in real work settings.

INDUSTRY COLLABORATION DSU’s degree programs are designed with expertise from industry partners. This also opens doors for you to meet and learn from partners in the fields you are interested in exploring.

INTEGRATED LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES WITH STEM-INTENSIVE PROGRAMMING Our comprehensive academic programs will offer you professional skills while providing a set of degree programs focused on STEM fields.

For more information, visit dixie.edu/polytech.


DSU ACADEMIC DEGREES MASTER’S DEGREES Accountancy Athletic Training

Marriage & Family Therapy Technical Writing & Digital Rhetoric

BACHELOR’S DEGREES

Exercise Science Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Athletic Training Finance Health Administration History* History and Social Science Teaching Individualized Studies Information Systems & Analytics Information Technology* Integrated Studies (All programs with *) ASL Interpreting Earth Science Family Studies and Human Development Global Studies Humanities & Philosophy Web Design and Development Management* Management Information Systems Marketing* Mathematics* Mathematics Education Mechanical Engineering Media Studies* Media Production Multimedia Journalism Public Relations Medical Laboratory Science Music* Music Education Music Performance Nursing Physical Science Composite Teaching Population Health Health Care Administration* Long Term Care Administration* Public Health* Professional Studies Psychology* Recreation and Sport Management* Sport Management Corporate Recreation & Wellness Experience Management Respiratory Therapy Software Engineering* Spanish* Spanish-Secondary Education Studio Art Technology Innovation Theatre* Theatre Education

Accounting Applied and Computational Math Actuarial Science Scientific Computing Data Analytics Applied Sociology* Art* 3D/Sculpture/Ceramics Art Education Entertainment, Arts & Animation Painting/Drawing/Illustration Photography/Digital Imagery Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Bioinformatics Biology* Biology Education Biological Sciences Biomedical Sciences Natural Sciences Biology with Integrated Science Biology Education Chemistry* Communication Studies* Applied Leadership Health Communication Organization and Leadership Computer Engineering Computer Science Criminal Justice* Criminology Digital Defense & Security Dance* Dental Hygiene Design Digital Design* Graphic Design Interaction Design Digital Film* Earth, Energy and Environmental Science Environmental Science Geoscience Electrical Engineering Elementary Education English* Creative Writing Professional and Technical Writing English Education Literary Studies Enterprise Management


ASSOCIATE DEGREES Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Earth & Environmental Sciences Environmental Science Geoscience Emergency Medical Services General Studies General Technology: Business General Technology: Design General Technology: Information Technology Information Technology Laboratory Studies Management Medical Radiography Nursing Pharmacy Preparation Physical Therapist Assistant Pre-Engineering (APE) Surgical Technology

CRAIG & MAUREEN BOOTH HONORS PROGRAM Apply for the Craig & Maureen Booth Honors Program and join our most talented and motived students who want to explore, grow, and excel. Honors students benefit from priority registration, exclusive scholarships and travel grants, unique research opportunities, and more. Visit honors.dixie.edu to apply.

*An emphasis in this program is available to fulfill the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts/Science in Integrated Studies. For a full list of academic programs, including minors, visit catalog.dixie.edu/programs.

Pathways to the medical professions such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy and occupational therapy are found in Biology, Chemistry, and Exercise Science. Ask your academic advisor for details. Make an appointment at advisement.dixie.edu/advisors.


CERTIFICATES & ENDORSEMENTS Accounting & Information Systems Advanced Design Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Information Technology Applied Statistics I Applied Statistics II Art 2D Animation Art 3D Animation Art: Photography/Digital Imaging Biotechnology Community & Social Change Computing Fundamentals Critical Reasoning Cryptography I Cryptography II Data Analytics Design Diversity Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Entrepreneurship Ethical Judgement General Education Gerontology Global Perspectives Health Communication Information Technology Leadership Maker Certificate (Engineering) Marketing Media Production Mediation Medical Laboratory Assistant Technology Modeling & Simulation Multimedia Journalism Music Technology Nurse Assistant (CNA) Paramedic Phlebotomy Piano Pedagogy Professional & Career Communication Professional Writing Retail Management Social Media Social Research Methods Strategic Communication Supply Chain Management Sustainability Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Visual Culture & Society Web Design & Development Wellness Coaching


LEARNING CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. BACHELOR’S DEGREES Communication Studies Management Integrated Studies Enterprise Management Health Administration Individualized Studies Nursing

Some programs offer multiple start dates, accelerated block classes, and various learning options. Get credit for prior learning. Learn more at academics.dixie.edu/prior-learning-assessment/

ASSOCIATE DEGREES Early Childhood Education General Studies Management

CERTIFICATES Accounting & Information Systems Design Entrepreneurship Gerontology Health Communications Retail Management Supply Chain Management

“That’s the beauty—it’s all online. It’s attractive to people that are working in the field because they can continue to provide for their families and get themselves where they want to be in their career.” HEATHER OSNESS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION MAJOR ST. GEORGE, UT

To learn more, visit online.dixie.edu


A WINNING COMBINATION: QUALITY EDUCATION & AFFORDABILITY

Your success is key to our success. We get it. So, when you become part of our premier open-enrollment teaching institution, we’ll make your learning our top priority. With more than 200 academic programs to choose from at one of the lowest tuition costs in the Western United States, Dixie State will prepare you for the career of your dreams.


#1 Utah’s most affordable public university tuition #7 Best Regional Public College in the West – U.S. News & World Report #24 Best Overall Regional College in the West – U.S. News & World Report #12 Top Performer on Social Mobility – U.S. News & World Report #4 Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges in the West 93% of recent graduating students were happy with the education they received at DSU

PIONEER PARK 1.1 MILES FROM CAMPUS


EXPERIENCE MORE.

At Dixie State, you’ll have hands-on, active learning opportunities in small classes with skilled professors who know your name.

“I loved my DSU professors! You always know how much they care about you and want to see you be the best you can be.” MCKELYNN BARBER DANCE MAJOR WEST VALLEY CITY, UT



BE AN ACTIVE LEARNER. Create and submit your own film or be part of the selection process for DOCUTAH, DSU’s International Documentary Film Festival. Learn cutting-edge surgical techniques in DSU’s mock operating room and prepare to assist in real surgeries during clinical rotations. Host your own show on 91.3 The Blaze or become a multimedia journalist with Sun News Daily. Manage a $200,000 portfolio as part of the Student-Managed Investment Fund. Extract evidence from electronic devices in the Digital Forensics Crime Lab.


“College is about exploring who you already are. Dixie has amazing resources to help students navigate and explore their individual career paths.” RAYNE HENTGES NURSING MAJOR STEVENS POINT, WISCONSIN


THIS IS GREATER ZION. NO PHOTOSHOP REQUIRED. Dixie State University sits in the heart of Greater Zion — home to more than 2,400 square miles of adventure and inspiration. Once you experience this world-renowned destination, you’ll never want to leave.

Safe Campus rated DSU Police third in the nation St. George is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the U.S.


Annual days of sunshine: 300

Average high temperature: 77° F

Average annual snowfall: 0 inches

BABYLON ARCH 14 MILES FROM CAMPUS


ADVENTURE AWAITS

INSPIRE GREATER. EXPERIENCE GREATER. LIVE GREATER. greaterzion.com/things-to-do-in-greater-zion


GREATER ZION IS HOME TO More than 300 miles of mountain biking trails 1,439 rock climbing and bouldering routes Tuacahn Center for the Arts IRONMAN races — IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in September 2021 and IRONMAN North American Championship in May 2022 13 golf courses in a 20-mile radius

UNPARALLELED ATTRACTIONS ARE JUST A SHORT DRIVE AWAY Zion National Park — 50 minutes Bryce Canyon National Park — 2 hours Snow Canyon State Park — 20 minutes Quail Creek State Park — 15 minutes Sand Hollow State Park — 25 minutes Gunlock Reservoir — 40 minutes

NO GEAR? NO PROBLEM!

DSU’s Outdoor Adventure Center rents recreational equipment at a discounted cost for students’ personal use. Check it out at recreation.dixie.edu/outdoor-adventures/.


IT’S WHAT WE’RE MADE OF.

We are leaders who challenge the status quo. We are pioneers on the cutting-edge of business, health science, technology, and more.

ATWOOD INNOVATION PLAZA

DSU’s 55,000-square-foot entrepreneurship center offers resources for innovating and growing businesses. 158 patents have been filed through the center, with 78+ granted. The plaza’s Makerspace includes 3D printers, laser cutters/engravers, professional printing, vinyl cutting, and more. Student interns work in collaboration with incubating businesses and entrepreneurs to gain real-world, active learning opportunities.


INNOVATE. LAUNCH. GROW.

To learn more about the resources available at Atwood Innovation Plaza, visit innovation.dixie.edu.


BE ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY. Combine your grit and determination with our state-ofthe-art resources and you’ll discover endless possibilities.


Produce an animated short film through the Entertainment Arts & Animation program to prepare for a career in the gaming or film animation industries. Elevate yourself through an Aerial Dance Technique class, taking advantage of a unique experience only offered at a handful of colleges nationwide. Analyze human movement to help athletes improve their game with the Exercise Science program’s Motion Capture System. Create automated obstacles for a miniature golf course, prototype wireless robots for a recon mission, or design a propulsion system for pedal boat racing in our Olympic-size pool as part of the annual Engineering Design Day.


SERVING TODAY. BUILDING TOMORROW. As part of Trailblazer Nation, you’ll be able to make lasting changes and meaningful connections through service, leadership, and civic engagement.


Dental Hygiene students give children much-needed dental services as part of the Utah Give Kids a Smile event.

Physical Therapist Assistant students build battery-operated toy cars to help local children with disabilities be mobile.

Join other students, faculty, staff, and alumni board members who give more than 250,000 hours of service to the community by participating in more than 150 service projects each year. Visit DSU’s Trailblazer Engagement Center for service opportunities at academics.dixie.edu/trailblazer-engagement-center.


YOU’RE BUILT FOR SUCCESS.

Finishing your degree at DSU is just the beginning of the endless possibilities awaiting you. We are dedicated to making graduation day a key step on your way to a rewarding career and fulfilling life.

100% of Surgical Technology,

Dental Hygiene, Medical Radiography, and Physical Therapist Assistant graduates pass their national credentialing exams on the first attempt.

GRADUATES HAVE GONE ON TO WORK FOR: Amazon Chase IBM Adobe Chicago Cubs

Vasion Northrup Grumman Qualtrics Microsoft National Park Service


DSU WILL PREPARE YOU FOR THE CAREER OF YOUR DREAMS. Flori Wentzell graduated from DSU in 2014 with her bachelor’s degree in Media Studies. During her time as a Trailblazer, she got involved around campus, filling her schedule with academic and extracurricular activities including the dance team and school newspaper. After graduation, Flori landed a job on the Jimmy Kimmel Show as a field associate producer. Her experience at Dixie State taught her how to handle pressure, prioritize responsibilities, and be more outgoing – all skills she now uses daily under the Hollywood lights in Los Angeles, California. “When I was news reporting at DSU, I had to go out on my own and pull people to talk to, and weirdly now I do the same thing,” she said. “When we are out doing a bit for the show and we need to find participants, I basically have to do the same thing, just in a different context.”

FLORI WENTZELL DSU GRADUATE, 2014

95% of DSU graduates are employed or entering graduate school or the military within six months of graduation.

Gain access to more than 43,000 jobs and internships nationally each year through Handshake, an online career network for college students and recent grads.


YOU WON’T LEAVE WITH JUST A DEGREE — YOU’LL LEAVE READY FOR A CAREER. Free support from DSU’s Career Services helps transform college students into career-ready professionals who are prepared to enter the real world successfully. Connect with more than 11,000 employers through Career Services at career.dixie.edu. During the 2020-21 school year, 3,060 DSU students participated in internships relevant to their field of study for credit. Examples of internship providers include: Disney Zonos NASA

Utah Behavioral Services Intermountain Healthcare Northwestern Mutual

“Everything that I am going to do after graduation, the research I am going to do, the PhD, books I write, or anything that I’m going to publish wouldn’t have been made possible if I didn’t come to this school, 100%.” REBECCA GOATES INTEGRATED STUDIES MAJOR DANCE & ENGLISH EMPHASES ENCINITAS, CALIFORNIA

Canyon Media Stanford University Hinton Burdick


Select DSU students get to work on cutting-edge research in cancer genetics and biochemistry at Stanford and Johns Hopkins summer research internships.

Best Value Schools ranked DSU’s online nursing program as the 12th most affordable and 16th best overall program in the nation.

The Elementary Education program was rated among the top 15 in the country by the National Council on Teacher Quality.

SOME OF OUR ALUMNI HAVE PURSUED GRADUATE DEGREES AT: Harvard University Stanford University Penn State University Longy School of Music of Bard College Northern Arizona University Rocky Vista University Texas A&M University of Southern California


TRADITION ROCK SOLID SINCE 1911.

Our University stands on the original encampment site of St. George’s early settlers. That’s why throughout campus and the community, you’ll experience DSU’s rich tradition of grit, sacrifice, and unity that epitomize the Trailblazing spirit today.


BEFORE YOU GRADUATE Whitewash the D on the Hill Compete in The Great Race Write a memory in the “Cloud” art installation March in the Homecoming Parade Climb to the top of the Sugarloaf Snap a photo with the Brooks the Bison statue


YOUR TRAIL STARTS HERE. On DSU’s campus you’ll have everything you need for the college experience you’ve always dreamed about.

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1 ATWOOD INNOVATION PLAZA

4 HUMAN PERFORMANCE CENTER

2 GREATER ZION STADIUM

5 JEFFERY R. HOLLAND CENTENNIAL COMMONS

Featuring the largest public makerspace in Southern Utah, this facility will meet all your entrepreneurial needs with the resources to incubate your ideas as well as design, create, and launch your business’ products.

Catch football, soccer, and track events here while cheering from the Stampede student section to support your fellow Trailblazers.

3 M. ANTHONY BURNS ARENA

Cheer on Trailblazer basketball here at all home games throughout the year.

Jump off the high dive, scale the 65-foot rock wall, play basketball or rooftop pickleball, and stay in shape at this new building filled with fitness equipment, an Olympic-size pool, and state-ofthe-art academic labs.

A one-stop shop for student success services, including Career Services, Financial Aid, Academic Advisement, the Library, and other key resources to help you through each semester.


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8 ENCAMPMENT MALL

Cross the Diagonal to class, hit up the sand volleyball courts, and attend outdoor events all while living #thedixielife.

6 KENNETH N. GARDNER STUDENT CENTER

Load up on swag, snacks, and plenty of laughs at this central student spot. Located in the heart of campus, you’ll find Chick-fil-A, Subway, Pizza Hut and other food options here. You’ll also find the Campus Store for all your needed textbooks and school supplies.

7 SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY BUILDING

With 29 labs and eight classrooms, DSU’s newest state-of-the-art facility offers the equipment and learning spaces you need to succeed.

9 STUDENT HOUSING

DSU’s on-campus housing is a safe, convenient space for you to live, learn and get involved while you focus on all that DSU has to offer.

10 NORTH PLAZA

This is where you’ll ace your tests after successful study sessions. You’ll also find the Community & Global Engagement Division, where you can learn about study abroad programs.

11 BOOTH WELLNESS CENTER

Because your health and wellness are a priority, you can come here for your medical and brief mental health needs free of charge.


With DSU’s unbeatable student-life opportunities, you can fully immerse yourself in the college life! Living #TheDixieLife means getting involved, exploring new things, meeting great friends, and making memories that last a lifetime. Whatever you’re into, we’ve got you covered.

Attend Wednes“D” night free events like Casino Night, Dixiefest, the Drive-In Movie, and more hosted by the student association every week.

Cheer on your fellow Trailblazers at Dixie State Athletics home games for free – and be sure to sit in The Stampede student section.

Attend some of the 25+ events or service opportunities offered by the Multicultural and Inclusion Center.


Get fit at the pool, track, fitness areas, or rock-climbing wall at our new, state-of-the-art Human Performance Center.

Join more than 3,000 students who participate in DSU Intramural Sports each year. We’re among the top 50 best intramural programs in the nation with more than 40 events annually in flag football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, and more. Join one of our more than 85 clubs like the Trailblazer Gaming Club, Hiking Club, or Pacific Islander Club. Better yet, start your own.

Connect with us @TheDixieLife thedixielife.com mic.dixie.edu recreation.dixie.edu/intramurals


#DixieBlazers DIXIESTATEATHLETICS.COM


ELEVATING OUR GAME. Dixie State Athletics is proud to compete at the NCAA

DIVISION I

level in the Western Athletic Conference. Join us and cheer on the Trailblazers all season long.

MEN’S SPORTS

WOMEN’S SPORTS

Baseball

Golf

Basketball

Softball

Basketball

Soccer

Cross Country

Swimming

Cross Country

Distance Track

Tennis

Football

Golf

Volleyball

Soccer

MASCOT

BROOKS THE BISON


LIVE THE SUITE LIFE.

Get the full college experience and meet your future best friends by living on campus at one of our five residence halls. Campus View Suites I Campus View Suites II Abby Apartments

On-campus student housing can accommodate 1,100+ students.

Chancellor Apartments Nisson Towers


Campus View Suites is the perfect home away from home. Overlooking the DSU campus, these facilities feature game rooms, fitness rooms, community kitchens, a basketball court, hammock garden, sand volleyball courts, pickleball courts, and barbecue areas. Plus, you can grab a burger, pizza, or coffee at Brooks’ Stop, a grill and market just out front.

CAMPUS VIEW SUITES II ROOM LAYOUT Whether you choose to share a room or request a single, Campus View Suites II living spaces include a kitchenette, two bathrooms, and a shared living area that’s perfect for studying or hanging out with friends.

APPLY NOW AT housing.dixie.edu Information about off-campus student housing is available at

housing.dixie.edu/off-campus-housing.


VISIT & APPLY CAMPUS TOURS & DSU PREVIEW An essential piece of your college decision-making process is exploring campus. There are several formats available to you depending on the experience you are looking for. We offer daily personalized campus tours, with both in-person and virtual options. We also offer a weekend experience called DSU Preview, which gives you the opportunity to learn more about academic programs and opportunities while experiencing campus life firsthand. Schedule your own personalized campus tour or register for a DSU Preview and other events on campus at explore.dixie.edu.

TRAILBLAZER TUESDAYS Virtual Admissions Q&A every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Register online at apply.dixie.edu/portal/trailblazer_tuesdays


STEPS TO ADMISSION Once you know DSU is the right school for you, it’s time to apply! Here’s what you need to know:

FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

TRANSFER STUDENTS

1. Complete the application

1. Complete the application

2. Pay the $35 application fee

2. Pay the $35 application fee

3. Submit your official

3. Submit your official

at dixie.edu

at dixie.edu

high school transcript

college transcripts

(Test scores are not required for admission but should be submitted if available for registration and consideration for certain scholarships.)

PAYING FOR COLLEGE DSU is the most affordable university in Utah and one of the most affordable in the U.S. Below are our total costs per semester for the 2021-2022 academic year.*

Per Semester

Resident

Non-Resident

W.U.E. Waiver & Good Neighbor

Tuition

$2,532

$8,094

$3,798

Fees

$399

$399

$399

Housing & Food

$3,600

$3,600

$3,600

Total

$6,531

$12,093

$7,797

*Amounts may be subject to change.

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SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID QUALITY EDUCATION YOU CAN AFFORD

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS At DSU, you will get an excellent education at an affordable price. All students admitted before March 1 are automatically considered for academic scholarships. The admission application also serves as the scholarship application.

SCAN YOUR RELEVANT QR CODE BELOW TO ESTIMATE YOUR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY Freshman Resident Academic Scholarships

Freshman Non-Resident Academic Scholarships

Other Scholarships

For a full list of scholarships available to DSU students visit: scholarships.dixie.edu.


Transfer Academic Scholarships All transfer students admitted before July 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester are automatically considered for academic scholarships. The admissions application also serves as the scholarship application. The GPA used to determine Transfer Scholarship eligibility will only be based upon the transferable credits that count towards degrees to DSU. UTAH RESIDENT TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Transfer I Transfer II Transfer III Transfer IV

GPA 3.80-4.00 3.60-3.79 3.40-3.59 3.0-3.39

Scholarship Pays Full base tuition 75% base tuition 50% base tuition 25% base tuition

Duration 4 semesters 4 semesters 4 semesters 4 semesters

NON-RESIDENT TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Presidential University Full Merit Founders

College GPA 3.80 & Above 3.50-3.79 3.20-3.49 3.00-3.19

Student Pays No tuition 50% of the current resident tuition Current resident tuition 125% in-state tuition

Duration 4 semesters 4 semesters 4 semesters 4 semesters

Non-Resident Tuition Waivers Tuition waivers are available to students who do not qualify for academic scholarships. These waivers are automatically considered upon admission. Visit scholarships.dixie.edu for details.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (W.U.E.) Waiver

Dixie Half Merit Waiver

Good Neighbor Program

Dixie Red Rocks Waiver

“Getting involved is the secret sauce to a successful college career. Get involved as much as you can and stretch yourself. Sometimes you might feel like you’ll break, but recognize that you’re only growing.” OLA ODEJAYI BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE MAJOR IGANMU, LAGOS, NIGERIA

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FAFSA CODE:

003671



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