We help students become creative, sophisticated thinkers, active citizens, and effective leaders in the global community. In doing so, we provide learning experiences that, in addition to their intrinsic value, enrich a scientific and technical education.
Broaden your horizon
The humanities, social sciences, and arts give you the tools to think critically and creatively about culture and society. The humanities include disciplines such as art and music, languages and literature, communication, history, religion, and philosophy. The social sciences include disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. Arts at Rose-Hulman include music and theatre as well as visual art.
We offer a second major in international studies.
By delving into the humanities, social sciences and the arts, you'll have a broader view of the world around you as you better understand global, social, and ethical contexts and traditions.
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From our grads:
“In my job right now, I communicate with people on a daily basis, and I have to explain very complicated ideas to people who sometimes don't have technical backgrounds at all.” - Adam Esch, Computer Engineering, Minor in Language & Literature, 2012“The humanities and social sciences are all about critical thinking; they’re about looking at things from an analytical perspective. Having a background in economics gives you the global view of how things work on a grand scale.” - Caleb Eiler, Economics and Applied Mathematics, 2013
“My double major in math and economics from Rose-Hulman gave me the perfect balance of technical knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to perform my job.” - Nicole Burton, Mathematics and Economics, 2011