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  • States of Incarceration: Mass Story Lab: Public conversation about re-entry
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  • A Celebration of Scholarship: The Liberal Arts Honors Convocation
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  • Italian Film Festival: La Via Della Conciliazione (The Road to Reconciliation)/ …
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  • Celebrating the career of Professor William Schneider
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Departments and Programs

Liberal Arts' eleven departments offer bachelor's degrees as well as a variety of certificate and graduate degree options. Also included are academic programs and additional degree options. You can sort by type, department or program, by clicking on the column heading "Department" or "Program". To visit any of the department or program websites, please click on the department or program name or the link "Website" at the right.

Department or Program Type Description Website
Anthropology (ANTH) Department

Anthropology is the study of human culture, biology, and social interaction across a very broad expanse of time and place.

Communication Studies (COMM) Department

Communication Studies is concerned with one of the most distinctly human characteristics: the use of symbols to share information, to maintain social contact, and to influence others.

Economics (ECON) Department

Economics analyzes and predicts individual behavior in the context of institutions such as firms, governments, markets, clubs and religions.

English (ENG) Department

English is the study of writing and literacy, literature, linguistics, creative writing, and film.

Geography (GEOG) Department

Geography is a uniquely integrative discipline that attempts to understand how environmental processes and human activities interact to form Earth's landscapes.

History (HIST) Department

History explores the richness of human experience and seeks explanations for the legacies that shape contemporary cultures and societies.

Journalism and Public Relations (JOUR) Department

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations at IUPUI has its roots in the century-old Indiana University School of Journalism. Today, the department combines that journalistic heritage with contemporary public relations and a dynamic urban environment filled with real-world teachers, experiences, jobs and internships.

Philosophy (PHIL) Department

Philosophy aims at a general understanding of the whole of reality. Philosophers address a diverse array of deep, challenging, and profoundly important questions.

Political Science (POLS) Department

Political scientists study the people who run governments, those who make laws and policies, and the sources of their authority.

Religious Studies (REL) Department

Religious Studies is the exploration of the patterns and dimensions of the many different religious traditions of the world.

Sociology (SOC) Department

Sociology is the systematic study of human groups and all aspects of social behavior.

World Languages & Cultures (WLAC) Department

World Languages and Cultures includes foreign language study, cultural and literary studies, translation, language pedagogy, and heritage studies.


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