Rose-Hulman is dedicated to providing students a liberal education that balances science and engineering with humanistic studies. We introduce students to a wide array of disciplines and traditions in order help prepare them to assess, understand, and find solutions within a work environment that is increasingly global and cross-cultural.
Our courses familiarize students with broad qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing enduring questions of existence, relationships, values, and aesthetics and for understanding the ideas, systems, processes, or trends that humans generate. Our job in Humanities and Social Sciences is to try to improve how you think, not what you think.We expect our students to leave Rose-Hulman with the ability to apply their discoveries to a broad range of situations, and to that end, we help students cultivate a facility for:
Our tenured and tenure-track faculty, 100% of whom have attained the Ph.D., provide the individualized attention students need, not only to achieve career breadth, but to succeed in the non-technical dimensions of their future work and personal lives. Our faculty are also nationally recognized for their scholarly contributions to their respective disciplines through publications, presentations, and leadership in national organizations.
Faculty members are nationally recognized for their scholarly contributions to their respective disciplines through publications, presentations, and leadership in national organizations.
Read what Rose-Hulman engineering and sciences graduates have to say about the Humanities and Social Sciences program and its effect on their careers.
All disciplines taught in the HSS Department include courses in international and global studies to help students succeed in an increasingly global marketplace.