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Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts – Majors & Minors

We offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a second major in International Studies. We also offer more than a dozen minors in languages, arts, philosophy, political science, history, and more.
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Requirements for Second Major in International Studies

The International Studies major complements your primary major while preparing you for an increasingly interdependent, multicultural, and transnational world.
  • 16 Disciplinary Distribution Credits
  • 28 Concentration Area Credits
  • 12 Foreign Language Credits
  • 4 Senior Project Credits
60 Total Credits

Minors in Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts

Minors require a concentration of 5 to 7 HSS courses in your minor area. (NOTE: All minors require taking one additional HSS course, for a minimum of 40 HSS credits--44 in the case of foreign languages). Minors are indicated on your official transcript upon completion. If you are interested in pursuing a minor, please consult with the appropriate minor adviser.

HSS News & Events

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Students walking in Rose-Hulman's renovated Moench Hall.

Top-to-Bottom Transformation Prepares Historic Moench Hall for Future

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Rose-Hulman students demonstrate their passion for sustainability.

Rose-Hulman Students Combine Sustainability Coursework with Study Abroad Experience

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Richard House

Richard House Named Associate Dean at Rose-Hulman


The HSS classes at Rose-Hulman teach you how to look at the problem objectively, weigh multiple inputs and to effectively communicate the most logical solution.

- Justin Hutchings

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft, Computer Science, Software Engineering, 2007, Minor in Political Science

Caroline Carville

Caroline Carville

Dr. Caroline Carvill teaches American literature, specializing in 20th-century American literature, American fiction, service learning, and active learning. She received the American Society for Engineering Education Liberal Education Division's Sterling Olmsted Award for her contributions to educating engineering students. During her time at Rose-Hulman, she has received the Dean's Outstanding Teacher Award and the Honorary Alumni Award, and has served as department head, associate dean of faculty, and faculty representative to the Board of Trustees, and led several institute faculty committees. 
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Terre Haute, IN 47803
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