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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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You'll apply economic theory using the best analytical tools. As an engineering college, we have exceptional mathematics skills, meaning we can utilize the best mathematical technics to conduct cutting-edge economic research. 

Many economics majors also pursue a complementary degree in engineering or science.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Economics

Our highly mathematical approach to the study of economics distinguishes our economics degree from other schools.
  • 44 Economics Credits
  • 39 Mathematics Credits
  • 36 Humanities/Social Sciences Credits
  • 24 Physical or Life Science Credits
  • 8 Engineering Management & Computer Science Credits
  • 41 Free Electives (40) College/Life Skills (1)
Total Credits

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

Read about the latest happenings in our department.
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Hybrid, Online Classes Bring Different Styles, Same Educational Experiences

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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

Rich House

Richard House

Dr. Rich House, head of the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, teaches English, with expertise in the areas of contemporary American literature, literary theory, and communication for engineers and scientists. He co-wrote The Engineering Communication Manual to help engineering students develop their technical communication skills and is one of the founders of Rose-Hulman's Home for Environmentally Responsible Engineering (HERE) program, a living-learning community for first-year students interested in sustainability and humanitarian engineering.
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Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
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