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The following departments and programs are housed within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences:

Our bachelor's and master's degree programs in anthropology and archaeology provide mentored, hands-on experiences that enable our graduates to succeed
Asian Studies
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Some of our students enter graduate programs, some continue in economics, while others branch into interrelated areas such as law, management, finance, labor relations, and government service.
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Geography and Regional Planning
The IUP Bachelor of Science in Regional Planning is one of only 15 accredited undergraduate programs in the United States.
The History program at IUP is excellent preparation for students interested in teaching, government service, pre-law training, broad business opportunities, work in varied fields of journalism, archival positions, and for public history.
Preparing students for careers in news and public relations, with opportunities in related areas such as magazines, advertising, visual journalism, online journalism, and marketing
Latin American Studies
Latin American Studies focuses on the history, literature, culture, geography, political economy, and social organization of Latin America.
Pan-African Studies
This program offers events, courses, and a minor, all of which focus on people of African descent throughout the world.
If your college experience finds you craving an intellectual challenge, philosophy may well be right for you. It is a demanding and rigorous discipline that has been around for more than two thousand years.
Political Science
The Political Science Department offers instruction in the art and science of politics.
Religious Studies
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Are you a “people watcher” and curious about human behavior? If you enjoy finding out how and why people do the things they do, you will enjoy Sociology.
Foreign Languages
The Department of Foreign Languages offers students the opportunity to study a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, French,  German, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Urdu, and Russian, among others.
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
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