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Humanities & Social Sciences Student Opportunities

From sustainability to drama and music, we offer many rewarding out-of-class opportunities.

Student Opportunities

We offer the broader perspective on life and the world that some engineering degrees neglect. We believe your education will be vastly improved by learning the critical thinking, communication, language and cultural skills we offer. 
Three female students participating in Model EU.

Study Abroad

In our study abroad program, you’ll take a course and then a one-to-two week journey abroad to reinforce what you’ve learned in class. We've recently been to ancient archeological sites in Turkey, pilgrimage trails in England, and experienced live theater in Ireland.
A view of the Rose-Hulman garden, with lush green plants growing from planter boxes. The garden is tended by the campus gardening club.

The Home for Environmentally Responsible Engineering (HERE)

HERE is a multi-major, student-focused, sustainability-centered, first-year, living-learning experience. HERE gives you the communication, awareness and design skills that will help you make a difference in the world. Professors from several majors and college staff also work to make HERE a success.
Four Rose-Hulman students enjoying a study abroad adventure in Europe.

Model European Union

You'll learn about the European Union and global diplomacy through participating in the Midwest Model European Union, held each spring at Indiana University, Bloomington. You'll be part of a delegation representing one of the countries of the EU in a three-day simulation.
Logo for INK, the Rose-Hulman literary magazine.


INK is Rose-Hulman's literary and visual arts magazine. Created and edited by students, INK accepts submissions in several genres from all members of the campus community. It’s a great opportunity to see your work in print and share your artistic side with a wider audience.
Student attending a Rose-Hulman career fair.

Insurance Actuary

Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur, and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk. Actuaries’ work is essential to the insurance industry. Employment of actuaries is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Actuaries will be needed to develop, price and evaluate a variety of insurance products and calculate the costs of new, emerging risks. The median annual wage for actuaries was $100,610 in May 2016. -- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Economist and Professor Dale Bremmer teaching a class.


Economists study the production and distribution of resources, goods and services by collecting and analyzing data, researching trends and evaluating economic issues. Most economists need a master’s degree or Ph.D. However, some entry-level jobs—primarily in the federal government—are available for workers with a bachelor’s degree. The median annual wage for economists was $99,180 in 2015. –U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Alumnus and Federal Judge Robert Wilkins in his office.


Attorneys advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes. Most work in private or corporate offices but some also work for federal, local, and state governments. All lawyers must have a law degree and must also typically pass a state’s written bar examination. The median annual wage for lawyers was $115,820 in 2015.– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Economics Professor Kevin Christ meeting with two students in his office explaining an economics concept.


Studying economics at Rose-Hulman gives you the opportunity to gain valuable analytic and business skills that can enhance your career potential. Our highly mathematical approach to economics distinguishes our economics degree from other schools.
Rose-Hulman study abroad group posing outside the coliseum in Rome.

International Studies

The International Studies second major will add a global dimension to your engineering, science, or math degree. In an increasingly international marketplace, International Studies enriches your perspective, making you a more valued member of any organization.
Student playing the flute during a performance in Hatfield Hall.


You can choose from more than a dozen different Humanities and Social Science minors. From languages to music, to political science, our minors will add a valuable dimension to your STEM education.
Rich House

Richard House

Dr. Rich House, head of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, 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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Contact Us

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803