We are Indiana’s public liberal arts college, established in 1972. The School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI is Indiana University’s only school with an exclusive focus on teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences, located at the heart of Indianapolis and Indiana. The urban Indianapolis setting creates an academic experience beyond the boundaries of campus and classroom.
We create and exchange knowledge that promotes understanding of the human experience. It is an education grounded in the liberal arts tradition, with a commitment to diversity and an eye for practical application of knowledge and community engagement. We provide an education that meets your needs through degrees with an applied focus and substantial student opportunities in research, hands-on community experience, and global learning.
The School of Liberal Arts features world-renowned centers for research in the humanities and social sciences. State-of-the-art technology generates groundbreaking liberal arts research in fields like geographic information science (GIS), health geographics, digital humanities, and professional editing.
- We are home to 12 academic departments as well as 26 academic programs and more than a dozen research centers and institutes.
- The School has 20 undergraduate majors (as well as joint degrees and tracks within some of those major areas) and several undergraduate certificates. Most departments offer graduate degrees and certificates; students may also choose a Ph.D. program in economics, with a new Ph.D. in health communication accepting applications in the next year.
- Our School enrolls nearly 2400 undergraduate majors and 300 graduate students.
- Last year we graduated more than 970 students with undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates. From 2009-2015 Liberal Arts conferred 2638 degrees.
- The average age of Liberal Arts undergraduates is 25; 64% of undergraduates are female. Forty percent of majors have taken all of their coursework at IUPUI/IU.
- In 2014-2015, School of Liberal Arts provided more than $225,000 in scholarships and awards to its majors and minors.
- Liberal Arts students recently studied abroad in Mexico, Greece, Kenya, Spain, Japan, England, France, Germany, and many other nations around the globe.
- 250 full-time faculty teach classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Over the last five years, Liberal Arts faculty received $30,828,610 in external grants and contracts.