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Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts Student Opportunities

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

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.


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.

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.

Bachelor of Science in Economics

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.

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.


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.

Department News

Learn about the latest happenings, recent research, and more in Humanities and Social Sciences at Rose-Hulman.
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Rose-Hulman students holding their academic awards.

Dedication, Support Systems & Hard Work Help Students Achieve Academic Success

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collage photo of John Rickert, David Chapman and Rose-Hulman students playing musical instruments.

Discovery Music Series Concert to Harmonize Math and Music

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Professor Receives KEEN Grant to Embed Entrepreneurial Mindset with Engineering Professional Societies

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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Contact Us

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