School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Become a global citizen

Explore how our society works or learn more about civic engagement. Immerse yourself in literature or philosophy.

You will learn valuable professional skills, such as communication and critical thinking and collaborating with a diverse team. These skills have helped our graduates pursue careers in business, education, law, politics, the nonprofit world, and the arts. Our flexible degrees allow you to customize your studies based on your interests and career goals by adding minors, certificates, preprofessional programs, or even a second major.

Whether you’re a first-generation student, a veteran, or returning after time away, our faculty is dedicated to helping you succeed. You’ll graduate with a solid foundation of knowledge to help you adapt in an ever-changing world.

Make an Impact

Students stand outside with clipboards for a CO2 measurement and tree identification activity in April 2024 on campus at IU South Bend.

Impacting the community

In the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences, we study what matters in our local and global communities. Students from several academic areas are engaging in research that is improving our local community.

Read about the tree canopy research
Members of the film club at IUSB pose with director Patty Jenkins during a trip to Los Angeles.

Real-world experiences

Our faculty create innovative ways to connect the classroom to the real world. You’ll have opportunities to study abroad, take trips with classmates, or engage in projects that improve our community.

Learn about the Film Studies trip to L.A.

Certificates and Minors

  • African American Studies Minor
  • Art History Minor
  • Behavior Modification Certificate
  • Cognitive Science Minor
  • Creative Writing Minor
  • East Asian Studies Minor
  • European Studies Minor
  • Film Studies Minor
  • Interdisciplinary Publishing Minor
  • International Studies Minor
  • Latin American/Latino Studies Minor
  • Paralegal Studies Certificate
  • Pre-Law Professional Preparation
  • Professional and Public Writing Minor
  • Religious Studies Minor