School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Welcome to the School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Experience HSS!

Thank you for visiting the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). Please take a few minutes to discover the academic programs and experiences we have to offer both current and future Indiana University East undergraduate and graduate students. Students in HSS have the opportunity to interact with highly-qualified, award-winning, and engaging faculty members who are gifted and caring teachers and ground-breaking and renowned researchers in their respective disciplines.

Students in HSS can choose from a plethora of programs, majors, minors, concentrations, and courses in both traditional and online formats. We pride ourselves on the flexibility and innovative nature of our offerings and curricula, allowing us to effectively engage all types of learners in many programs and areas. In addition, our students enjoy many experiential opportunities related to their fields of study and interests, all of which comprise a comprehensive HSS “experience,” including: study abroad to numerous locations throughout the world; domestic, experiential travel opportunities within the United States; undergraduate research in a number of majors and fields; internship opportunities locally and regionally; service learning and volunteering; participation in many clubs and organizations; and many, many others. During their experience in HSS, our students receive expert advising and support from our qualified staff of professional advisors and our dedicated faculty mentors, who craft sound academic plans of study and offer advice about potential careers and graduate school opportunities.

For many years, HSS graduates have forged successful careers in our region and beyond in fields such as: law enforcement, professional and technical writing, counseling, education, law, public administration and service, public relations, telecommunications, nonprofit administration, international affairs, medicine, health care, art, music, politics, journalism, and the military, to name but a few. The possibilities are limitless! Thank you again for visiting our school and for considering a degree, major, or even just a course in HSS. Try us; I guarantee you’ll enjoy your experience! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, inquiries, or concerns.


Ross Alexander
Dr. Ross Alexander
Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor of Political Science

Ross Alexander

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