The following departments and programs are housed within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Programs in anthropology and archaeology provide mentored, hands-on experiences that enable our graduates to succeed.
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Asian Studies majors gain expertise that is highly valued in business, politics, and many areas, adding an international edge to a variety of degrees.
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Our students enter graduate programs, continue in economics, or branch into interrelated areas such as law, management, finance, labor relations, and government service.
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English students learn to read, write, and think critically; to communicate effectively and persuasively; and to analyze and create documents and media that make an impact.
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Our program offers students the opportunity to study a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Urdu, and Russian, among others.
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There is a high demand in the public and private sectors for graduates who have the skills to work with geospatial technology and geographic databases.
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History gives students the critical thinking skills and historical knowledge that leads to careers in teaching, government service, public history, law, business, and journalism.
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Preparing students for careers in news and public relations, with job opportunities in magazines, advertising, visual journalism, online journalism, and marketing.
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Students explore the history, literature, culture, geography, political economy, and social organization of Latin America.
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LGBTQ Studies at IUP provides students the opportunity to critically examine diversity in sexual and gender identities and prepares them for careers in many different fields.
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Our program enriches cross-cultural studies by heightening student awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity and expanding their knowledge of contributions by persons of African heritage.
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If you crave 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.
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Our program will teach you about the dynamics that shape global business, trade, and cooperation and increase your value for careers in government, business, and numerous international organizations.
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Students in our program explore the phenomenon of religion in daily life, developing critical thinking skills that lead to a deeper comprehension of world and national cross-cultural events.
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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.
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Our program addresses the experiences and contributions of women from multidisciplinary perspectives. A minor in Women’s Studies indicates an awareness of gender issues to prospective employers.
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