Explore College Majors Week

Explore College Majors Week

There’s no better place to forge your own path than the College of Arts + Sciences. With more than 80 majors to choose from—not to mention over 90 minors and certificates—you can tailor your undergraduate degree to fit your unique dreams and goals. This three-day event brings the College’s academic programs and experts to you so you can explore the College in a casual and friendly online environment.


Why attend?

If you haven’t declared a major, are wishing to add a minor or a double major, are thinking about switching your major, or are wondering what career possibilities your current major has, then this is the event for you.

Add Power to Your Degree — Explore the possibility of a second major, minor, or certificate.

Ask Questions — Have your academic questions answered by College experts in our 70+ programs.

Explore the Possibilities — Learn about common career paths associated with various programs.


Schedule of Events

Please note that you don’t have to be present for the duration of the event. You can pop into the Zoom rooms at anytime between 6 and 7:30 p.m. and stay as little or as long as you’d like.

Monday, Oct. 26, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

African American and African Diaspora Studies
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Valerie Grim, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Shauna Melvin, Academic Advisor
Description

African American and African diaspora studies examines the experiences of people of African descent in the United States and throughout the world. As a humanistic discipline in the democratic tradition, African American and African diaspora studies dispels myths and exposes those attitudes that perpetuate racism in American life. Students in AAAD study art, literature, film, folklore, music, dance, history, institutions, communities, culture, stratification, movements, or identities.

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Anthropology
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Jane Goodman, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Rebecca Butorac, Academic Advisor
Description

Anthropology is the interpretive, scientific, and comparative study of humankind. Anthropology is an excellent foundation for many careers. Employers hire anthropologists because they have strong communication skills and understand how to manage multicultural situations. Employment opportunities related directly to anthropology include: archaeology companies, physical anthropology labs, museums and zoos, schools and universities, government agencies, and a growing number of private corporations.

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Astronomy & Astrophysics
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Constantine Deliyannis, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Songhu Wang, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Teeka Gray, Academic Advisor
Description

The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics. The B.A. major is designed for students who are interested in astronomy as the subject of a liberal arts education, and allows great flexibility in the selection of courses because the focus is on breadth of knowledge rather than on depth or specialization. The B.S. major focuses more on depth of knowledge, and as such prepares students for graduate study and a subsequent career in astronomy and astrophysics, and also for careers in related technical fields. Bachelor of Arts majors frequently seek out additional majors, minors, and certificates available in the College of Arts and Sciences and elsewhere on campus, such as related to computing, journalism, or math.

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Biotechnology
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Troy Smith, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Emily Davis, Academic Advisor
Description Biotechnology “is technology based on biology – biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet.” (Biotechnology Innovation Organization) The Biotechnology B.A. degree is designed to give students a strong background in the sciences and the communication skills helpful for a career in pharmaceutical or biotechnological industries. In Biotechnology, students learn about cells, proteins, genes, and other topics critical to careers in scientific fields.
For undergraduates, the Biotechnology Program offers a B.A. major in Biotechnology, a B.S. degree in Biotechnology, and an option to minor in Biotechnology.View the Major Guide

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Sarah Mincey, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Teeka Gray, Academic Advisor
Description

A major in Environmental Science positions you to contribute to the critical work of changing the future and protecting our planet. A wide array of courses are available to you in the Integrated Program in the Environment, and you have many opportunities to take field and laboratory courses. This balance of coursework and hands-on learning experiences prepares you to develop solutions to environmental problems you may work on in the future.

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Central Eurasian Studies – Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Shruti Rana, Assistant Dean for Curricular and Undergraduate Affairs; Diversity Officer
John Hanson, Executive Associate Dean
Rebecca Manring, Professor
Isak Nti Asare, Associate Director, Language Workshop
Emily Williams, Academic Advisor
Sarah Lucas, Academic Advisor
Olga Bueva, Academic Advisor
Description

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS) is part of the Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. When pursuing a major in the department you work with faculty who have lived, traveled and studied in Central Eurasia, giving you access to some of the latest research in the field. There is no comparable program available anywhere in the United States.

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Chemistry
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Catherin Reck, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Charles Dann III, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Carly Friedman, Academic Advisor
Emily Davis, Academic Advisor
Description

Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances, and how substances interact with energy. The Department of Chemistry, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, offers four undergraduate majors. Each features a very active undergraduate research program: Chemistry B.S., Chemistry B.A., Biochemistry B.S.,Biochemistry B.A.

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Classical Studies
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Nick Blackwell, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Tom Pappas, Academic Advisor
Description

In pursuing a major in Classical Studies (Latin or ancient Greek), you explore the world of the ancient Greeks and Romans through the interdisciplinary study of language, literature, art, and history. Coming into direct contact with these civilizations is enjoyable and rewarding in itself. Because these languages and cultures continue to be influential, studying them also deepens your understanding of contemporary social, political, and aesthetic issues.

A Classical Studies degree serves as a strong foundation for a professional career, preparing you to work in a variety of fields, such as law, medicine, journalism, business, and education. Many graduates earn fellowships to support graduate study in law, medicine, and the arts.

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Comparative Literature
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Shauna Melvin, Academic Advisor
Valerie Grim, Academic Advisor
Sarah Van der Laan, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Description Are you an adventurous and creative person with a passion for literature and the arts? A Comparative Literature B.A. will encourage you to think in original and exciting ways about the relationships among literature, art, culture, and the environment.

Study in comparative literature trains you in fundamental skills that can lead to success in nearly any career path. Courses will teach you how to express yourself effectively, how to write clearly, how to solve problems in creative and innovative ways, and how to understand and relate to people with differing opinions or backgrounds from yourself.

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Criminal Justice
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Jonathan Brauer, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Andrew Bloomgarden, Academic Advisor
Description

The Criminal Justice major provides you with a solid foundation in the discipline, exposing you to theories of crime and deviance, broad perspectives concerning the criminal justice system, and historic, current, and alternative systems of social control. In advanced and elective courses, you have the opportunity to pursue particular areas that complement your career and research interests.

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Cybersecurity and Global Policy – Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Shruti Rana, Assistant Dean for Curricular and Undergraduate Affairs; Diversity Officer
John Hanson, Executive Associate Dean
Rebecca Manring, Professor
Isak Nti Asare, Associate Director, Language Workshop
Emily Williams, Academic Advisor
Sarah Lucas, Academic Advisor
Olga Bueva, Academic Advisor
Description

We live in a rapidly changing world where cyber and networked systems have impacted how we engage with and understand each other, world cultures, and geopolitical issues. From global terrorism and securing elections to combating the spread of misinformation and protecting privacy and personal data, understanding the risks and cultural impact of technology policy around the world is more important than ever.

The BS in Cybersecurity and Global Policy—a collaborative partnership between the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering—provides an in-depth understanding of the technology behind these systems and the implications of social policies around the world.

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East Asian Languages & Cultures – Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Shruti Rana, Assistant Dean for Curricular and Undergraduate Affairs; Diversity Officer
John Hanson, Executive Associate Dean
Rebecca Manring, Professor
Isak Nti Asare, Associate Director, Language Workshop
Emily Williams, Academic Advisor
Sarah Lucas, Academic Advisor
Olga Bueva, Academic Advisor
Description

Are you interested in learning Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, or Korean? Do you have a particular fascination with the culture and history of China, Japan, or Korea? If so, you might want to pursue the East Asian Language and Culture (EALC) major.

East Asian Language and Culture majors choose an East Asian country and its related language to study, gaining an intermediate or higher command of its language (through at least the third year). EALC majors focus their culture courses in one of two concentrations: History, Literature, Culture or Politics, Social Sciences, Business.

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English
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Nikki Skillman, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Shauna Melvin, Academic Advisor
Description

An English B.A. provides you with transferable skills in writing, interpretation, and critical thinking, while you explore the power of the English language in all of its historical, persuasive, and expressive ranges.

The degree is easily combined with other majors and prepares students for employment in a range of fields including publishing, education, public service, law, advertising, and business.

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Earth and Athmospheric Sciences
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Brian Yanites, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Teeka Gray, Academic Advisor
Description

A degree in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences department will position you to address such pressing issues as energy and mineral resources, environmental pollution, global change (especially warming), severe weather and its consequences, and natural hazard assessment and preparedness (earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and so on).

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Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Rebecca Butorac, Academic Advisor
Description The Environmental and Sustainability Studies B.A. is part of the Integrated Program in the Environment. It is offered jointly by the College of Arts and Sciences and the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The study of sustainability bridges the arts and humanities, social sciences, and the physical and life sciences. It complements traditional disciplines by offering an opportunity for education that couples natural and human systems in order to encompass the study of the environment, society, economy, and the arts.The Environmental and Sustainability Studies B.A. program will provide you with a broad introduction to the complex system-scale challenges of sustainability, as well as the tools needed to address problems that transcend solely social or environmental domains.
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Geography
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Rebecca Butorac, Academic Advisor
Description The Department of Geography offers two degrees: the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The two options begin the same, making it easy to adjust your path as your interests develop. Both allow you to select a concentration to develop a deeper understanding of a specific topic or set of issues.The B.S. degree requires more math and science. Choose the Geography B.A. if you want to communicate your knowledge of geographic phenomena in a qualitative way. Opt for the Geography B.S. for a quantitative focus.
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Dhar India Studies – Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Shruti Rana, Assistant Dean for Curricular and Undergraduate Affairs; Diversity Officer
John Hanson, Executive Associate Dean
Rebecca Manring, Professor, Director of India Studies
Isak Nti Asare, Associate Director, Language Workshop
Emily Williams, Academic Advisor
Sarah Lucas, Academic Advisor
Olga Bueva, Academic Advisor
Description

The India Studies B.A. degree provides you with a broad understanding of India and, to a lesser extent, its neighbors: Tibet, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Coursework for the India Studies major balances language study with interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the region. Majors learn an Indic language, choosing from Bengali, Hindi, Sanskrit, or Urdu. They also study the history, geography, politics, literature, and religions of the region with faculty who are experts in these and other fields.

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International Law & Institutions – Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Shruti Rana, Assistant Dean for Curricular and Undergraduate Affairs; Diversity Officer
John Hanson, Executive Associate Dean
Rebecca Manring, Professor
Isak Nti Asare, Associate Director, Language Workshop
Emily Williams, Academic Advisor
Sarah Lucas, Academic Advisor
Olga Bueva, Academic Advisor
Description

How can we use the law to solve international challenges such as human rights doctrines, migration, the conduct of war, and trade and development? The Bachelor of Arts degree in International Law & Institutions explores these issues, as well as ways supranational institutions help shape international law.

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International Studies– Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Shruti Rana, Assistant Dean for Curricular and Undergraduate Affairs; Diversity Officer
John Hanson, Executive Associate Dean
Rebecca Manring, Professor
Jessica Steinberg, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Isak Nti Asare, Associate Director, Language Workshop
Emily Williams, Academic Advisor
Sarah Lucas, Academic Advisor
Olga Bueva, Academic Advisor
Description

If you are interested in the broad study of social, political, cultural and economic global issues, want to develop language skills, and experience other cultures, the International Studies B.A. may be a good choice for you.

The Department of International Studies offers two degrees: the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The two degree options begin the same way, making it easy to adjust your path as your interests develop. The B.A. option is the less quantitatively oriented of the two degrees. Advanced students pursuing the B.A. also have the option of applying for the new five-year Integrated BA/MA degree.
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Liberal Arts & Management Program (LAMP)
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Michael DeNunzio, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Advisor
Description More and more, employers are looking for graduates from the liberal arts and sciences who know how to manage projects, people, systems, and organizations.LAMP offers two distinct paths for students who are interested in the intersection of business and liberal arts: our major in Management + Human Organization, and our LAMP honors certificate. Through courses in the College and the IU Kelley School of Business, LAMP students challenge the status quo, explore many perspectives, boost their credentials, and prepare to become great leaders.
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Management and Human Organization
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Representatives Tom Pappas, Academic Advisor
Description The Management + Human Organization major helps you explore how the business world works as well as why it works that way from multiple perspectives. You will take core courses from highly skilled faculty in both the College of Arts + Sciences and the Kelley School of Business. Through your coursework, you will develop fundamental communication, business, and analytical skills while also gaining a critical understanding of the place of business in society today.
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Mathematics
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Representatives Shouhong Wang, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Elizabeth Smith, Academic Advisor
Description

Students who major in Mathematics—the Queen of the Sciences—like patterns, puzzles, and challenges, and are curious about why things are true. Businesses, industries, and government agencies actively seek math majors for their strong analytical and abstract reasoning skills.

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Middle Eastern Language and Cultures – Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Shruti Rana, Assistant Dean for Curricular and Undergraduate Affairs; Diversity Officer
John Hanson, Executive Associate Dean
Rebecca Manring, Professor
Isak Nti Asare, Associate Director, Language Workshop
Emily Williams, Academic Advisor
Sarah Lucas, Academic Advisor
Olga Bueva, Academic Advisor
Description

Students choosing this major study one or more Middle Eastern language (Arabic, Egyptian, Hebrew, or Persian) while completing additional coursework in a chosen area of focus. The degree provides a solid grounding in this area of focus and an in-depth look at the ways in which modern scholars understand the continued international significance of the languages and cultures of the Near East. The Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures is part of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.

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Russian and East European Institute – Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Shruti Rana, Assistant Dean for Curricular and Undergraduate Affairs; Diversity Officer
John Hanson, Executive Associate Dean
Rebecca Manring, Professor
Mark Trotter, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Isak Nti Asare, Associate Director, Language Workshop
Emily Williams, Academic Advisor
Sarah Lucas, Academic Advisor
Olga Bueva, Academic Advisor
Description The world that stretches from Poland to Siberia and from Estonia to Albania is a fascinating place. Your own interest may have been sparked by reading a Russian novel, listening to music from the region, or seeing a film from Yugoslavia. You may have visited Budapest or become intrigued by the complex history of Eastern Europe, or by the current relationship between the U.S. and Russia.

A minor in Russian and East European Studies (REEI) allows you to explore this broad area across many departments. Curiosity about the world is the main prerequisite. Willingness to learn a language of the region, and to travel there to study abroad, is also very useful. Your REEI minor will allow you to show potential employers that you have matched the skills of your chosen major with deep knowledge of a dynamic and important part of the world.

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Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Jeff Holdeman, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Olga Bueva, Academic Advisor
Description

The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures focuses on the languages, cultures, literatures, and cinemas of the Slavic and East European nations. Its faculty have lived, traveled, and studied in Central and Eastern Europe, bringing a wealth of cultural experience and academic expertise to their teaching. Classes are small and intimate, and students have easy access to instructors both in class and out. Most majors spend time abroad during their undergraduate career. The major in Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures requires study in at least one Slavic language, as well as advanced coursework to give you in-depth knowledge of the region

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Second Language Studies
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Laurent Dekydtspotter, Chair of Second Language Studies
David Stringer, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Jennifer Ashcraft, Academic Advisor
Description

The Department of Second Language Studies offeres an Undergraduate Minor in Second Language Studies and an Undergraduate Certificate in TESOL and Second Language Acquisition. The Minor in Second Language Studies provides an applied science approach to second languages, enhancing students’ preparation for: jobs abroad; international relations; global business; language professions; and language learning.

The Certificate in TESOL and Second Language Acquisition provides undergraduate students with a rigorous introduction to research on the ways in which speakers of one language acquire another. It also acquaints students with the ways in which second language teaching can facilitate this process. Course work for the Certificate allows students to explore scientific models of linguistic structure and relate them to their own experiences as language learners. It further provides guidance with practical issues that arise in teaching English to adult speakers of other languages. For this reason, the Certificate is particularly appropriate for students who are considering work abroad as teachers of English to adult learners.View Department Website

Sociology
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Pamela Jackson, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Jennifer Ashcraft, Academic Advisor
Description

Sociology is the study of the social forces that influence human behavior. When studying sociology at Indiana University you gain a depth of understanding as to how various characteristics, such as class, race, gender, and religion, affect you and the society in which we live.

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Physics
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Sima Setayeshgar, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Teeka Gray, Academic Advisor
Description

Physics involves the study of nature: the attempt to understand its fundamental laws and to describe natural phenomena quantitatively. Physicists are interested in everything from the very large – the universe itself – down to the extremely small, the world of elementary particles.

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Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Animal Behavior
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Cara Wellman, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Jane Pilgrim, Academic Advisor
Zach Vaughn, Academic Advisor
Description

Animal behavior is the scientific study of everything animals do. The field of animal behavior examines the causes, functions, development, and evolution of behavior including the stimuli that affect behavior, whether external (food or predators) or internal (hormones or nervous system). The function of behavior includes both the immediate effects of behavior on an animal and the adaptive significance of the behavior in a particular environment. The development of behavior is concerned with how behavior changes over an animal’s lifetime. The evolution of behavior is concerned with origins of behavior patterns and how these change over generations.

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Art History
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Julie Van Voorhis, Director of Undergraduate Services
Krystie Herndon, Academic Advisor
Description

Are you interested in visual culture? Do you find yourself drawn to paintings, architecture, sculpture, and keep asking where these works come from and what they mean to the people who live with them? Art history will help you connect your passion for visual communication with your other interests.

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Cinematic Arts – The Media School
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Galen Clavio, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Janis Bolling, Academic Advisor
Lauren Kinzer, Academic Advisor
Jessica Geiger, Academic Advisor
Senia Borden, Academic Advisor
Babita Upadhyay, Academic Advisor
Description

Take on all aspects of the film industry, from theory to writing and directing. As a cinematic arts major, you’ll learn theory, storytelling and design principles, and gain production experience on industry-standard equipment.

This degree path will allow you to write, direct, shoot, edit, post-produce and distribute a thesis film, giving you the opportunity to explore all aspects of filmmaking.

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Economics
Location Zoom Link
Representatives John Stone III, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Frank Reiter, Academic Advisor
Rupal Kamdar, Assistant Professor
Description

Economics is the study of how individuals and societies manage their scarce resources. People must decide how much they work, what they buy, how much they save, and how they use their leisure time. Economics gives students insight into how markets function. Economics also analyzes the trends and forces that affect the economy as a whole, including growth in average income, the portion of the labor force that cannot find work, and the rate at which prices are rising or falling.

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Folklore & Ethnomusicology
Location Zoom Link
Representatives John McDowell, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Krystie Herndon, Academic Advisor
Description

Folklore is the study of the world’s expressive culture; the study of art in culture. Folklorists study tradition and innovation, looking at both groups and individuals, by focusing on creativity in everyday life, including customs, celebration, festivals, stories, jokes, dance, architecture, food, car art, and body art. Ethnomusicology is the study of music of all types and from all cultures. Ethnomusicologists not only listen to the sounds of music, but also explore the roles of music in human life and analyze relationships between music and culture.

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Game Design – The Media School
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Galen Clavio, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Janis Bolling, Academic Advisor
Lauren Kinzer, Academic Advisor
Jessica Geiger, Academic Advisor
Senia Borden, Academic Advisor
Babita Upadhyay, Academic Advisor
Description

The B.S. in Game Design takes a social systems approach to game design, emphasizing the creative symbiosis that develops when game designers combine the age-old arts of storytelling and illustration with powerful new media platforms and state-of-the-art animation to translate their vision into compelling virtual realities.

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Gender Studies
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Jennifer Maher, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Lucy Miller Dodd, Academic Advisor
Description

Students who pursue the B.A. in Gender Studies learn to use innovative research and teaching methods in the mission of advancing cultural understandings of gender structures and representations. The Department of Gender Studies, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, offers interdisciplinary courses that explore the making and meaning of femininity and masculinity across cultures and social formations, both past and present.

Gender influences human options, conditions and experiences, and has a profound impact on knowledge and policy. The legal, political, economic, and cultural systems are all intricately gendered. Deep understanding of gender patterns, dynamics and biases can enhance the accuracy and scope of work in many fields. Gender awareness benefits individuals, communities and organizations.

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Human Biology
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Andrew Libby, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Aaron Ellis, Academic Advisor
Description

Human Biology provides a holistic view of the human species, with a focus on our biology. This major gives you a solid grounding in the scientific understanding of human biology, emphasizing the ways it is shaped by, understood, and interpreted within social and cultural contexts.

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Journalism – The Media School
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Galen Clavio, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Janis Bolling, Academic Advisor
Lauren Kinzer, Academic Advisor
Jessica Geiger, Academic Advisor
Senia Borden, Academic Advisor
Babita Upadhyay, Academic Advisor
Dave Groobert, Public Relations Faculty
Bill Schwab, Advertising Faculty
Description

The world of media is always changing, but journalism remains a constant — and important — presence. As a journalism major, you’ll learn the skills it takes to be the eyes and ears of society, as well as what makes journalists’ work so vital.

Whether your passions lead you to a career as an investigative reporter or a public relations specialist, The Media School’s Bachelor of Arts in Journalism program will provide you the educational foundation and experience you need to thrive.

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Linguistics
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Ann Bunger, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Krystie Herndon, Academic Advisor
Description

Linguistics broadens students’ foreign language experience with the study of language structure and introduces students to a variety of aspects of linguistic investigation, including language use, meaning, and stylistics; language change and variation; and training in linguistic analysis of phonetic, phonological, morphological, and syntactic structure. Linguistics studies language in all its forms and uses.

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Media – The Media School
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Galen Clavio, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Janis Bolling, Academic Advisor
Lauren Kinzer, Academic Advisor
Jessica Geiger, Academic Advisor
Senia Borden, Academic Advisor
Babita Upadhyay, Academic Advisor
Description

Media shapes our society, providing us with the information we need, the entertainment we crave and the messages that surround us. As a media major, you’ll learn to make, manage and think about media in new and innovative ways. Through a flexible curriculum and robust selection of courses, you’ll tailor your degree to your interests while also gaining the basic, foundational insights any media scholar needs to succeed.

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Philosophy
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Adam Leite, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Jeanne Myers, Academic Advisor
Description

Philosophy explores important questions about existence, knowledge, reasoning, language, and ethics. What is the nature of reality? What really exists? What can be known and how? What makes an argument valid? What rules must be followed to produce effective argumentation? What is moral value? The Department of Philosophy enables students to consider these questions, and to evaluate the range of answers that have been offered throughout history.

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Political Science
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Aurelian Craiutu, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Jeanne Myers, Academic Advisor
Frank Reiter, Academic Advisor
Description

Students of political science explore many dimensions of political life. In your courses, you can cover topics from voting and political psychology to racial and ethnic politics; from wars and revolutions to the politics of Europe and the Middle East; from constitutional law to the politics of food. As a major, you study why people participate in political activity, why they often do not participate, and what difference individuals and groups can make in relation to major issues.

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Psychological and Brain Sciences
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Jason Gold, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Carolyn Blank, Academic Advisor
Chrissy Brown, Academic Advisor
Sara Gibson, Academic Advisor
Serena Ostrander, Academic Advisor
Kimberly Ross, Academic Advisor
Description

If you are interested in social relationships, mental disorders, child development, the relationship between humans and animals, criminality, or any of the many other ways in which humans behave and interact, one of the Psychology degrees may be a good fit for you.

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences offers three degrees: the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Neuroscience. The two Psychology degree options begin the same way, making it easy to adjust your path as your interests develop.

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Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Lisa Gershkoff, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Mia Ranard, Academic Advisor
Description

The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences advances innovative basic and applied research in communication sciences and speech and hearing disorders. It serves the community with clinical services, providing students with professional training and preparing them for clinical practice.

Speech and Hearing Sciences (SPHS) is by definition an interdisciplinary field with its roots in psychology, physiology, physics, music, linguistics, and education. The program integrates these diverse influences through faculty scholarship, research, student education and clinical services.

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Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Heather Milam, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Lucy Miller Dodd, Academic Advisor
Description

The Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, offers a Theatre and Drama B.A. degree to students who wish to study acting, directing, theatre history, dramatic literature, stage management, and theatre design and technology. When pursuing a major in Theatre and Drama you work with faculty who are top theatre practitioners and scholars, having worked both professionally and within a university setting.

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Religious Studies
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Patrick Michelson, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Aaron Ellis, Academic Advisor
Description

Do you wonder about how and why people are religious, or spiritual? Do you desire to understand what religion and spirituality are, in all their diversity, and how they relate to the rest of human life? Do you possess a keen interest in ethical questions and how to answer them? If so, majoring in Religious Studies may be right for you.

Students who pursue the Religious Studies B.A. degree explore several different religious traditions through the interdisciplinary study of texts, values, rituals, beliefs, and communities.

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Wednesday, Oct. 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

American Studies
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Phoebe Wolfskill, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Peter Giordano, Academic Advisor
Description

American studies explores the history, literature, and culture of the United States and the larger Americas from an interdisciplinary perspective. American studies attracts students with diverse interests who wish to know more about the United States in a comparative, international context. The major provides students with an opportunity to pursue the study of American cultures from a transnational and hemispheric perspective. Courses are designed to examine significant aspects of U.S. institutions, policy, media, and cultural expressions by drawing on a wide range of resources from the social sciences and humanities.

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Apparel Merchandising – Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design
Location Zoom Link
Representatives Deb Christiansen, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Mary Embry, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Sheila Maben, Academic Advisor
Description

If you are interested in fashion and design, have an aptitude for business, and would like to work in a fast-paced industry, the Apparel Merchandising B.S. degree may be a good fit for you. Opportunities abound for students to pursue their passion, whether in areas of creativity, technology, finance, helping others, sports and games, or social events and marketing.

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ASPIRE: Study Abroad with the College
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Representatives Carolyn Lantz, Director of International Affairs
Description

The College of Arts and Sciences offers specialized study abroad programming for IUB undergraduates. The Arts + Sciences Programs for International Research and Education (ASPIRE) are closely tied to the whole College curriculum through meaningful, multi-disciplinary international activities. Find out what short-term or semester-long opportunities are available and see how you can include study abroad in your academic plan.

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Liberal Studies
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Representatives Stacy Weida, Academic Advisor
Kristen Murphy, Academic Advisor
Description

The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) is an exciting interdisciplinary degree that provides students with a unique opportunity to study and integrate concepts from the arts, humanities, natural and mathematical sciences, social and historical studies, and professional fields. The BLS degree combines many different programs of study, empowering you to cultivate a broad array of skills while you pursue your particular interests.

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Biology
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Representatives Troy Smith, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Gabriella Graziano, Academic Advisor
Libby Tilghman, Academic Advisor
Description

Biology is the science of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution. If you are interested in ecology, genetics, microbiology, or cellular, developmental, environmental, or molecular biology, and want to develop a foundation in biology while also exploring other academic disciplines, the Biology B.A. degree may be a good choice for you.

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Cognitive Science
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Representatives Tom Schoenemann, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Izabela Ziolkowska-Kenney, Academic Advisor
Description

Cognitive science explores the nature of intelligent systems, focusing on formal theories of mind and information, and seeks a better understanding of mind, learning and teaching, cognitive skills, and the development of intelligent systems designed to augment human capacities in constructive ways.

The field is inherently interdisciplinary, with contributions from computer science, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, linguistics, biology, anthropology, and other fields. Both natural intelligence (in humans and in animals) and artificial intelligence fall within the scope of inquiry. The field deals with aspects of complex cognition, computational models of thought processing, knowledge representation, dynamics of real-world engagement, and emergent behavior of large-scale interacting systems.

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Comprehensive Design – Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design
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Representatives Deb Christiansen, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Mary Embry, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Elke Pessl, Academic Advisor
Description

In this unique interdisciplinary program, students explore the links between many different areas of art and design, including objects, furniture, interiors, architecture, public art, and the urban environment. The curriculum focuses on the concept of design thinking—a fundamental process of problem-solving that addresses social challenges and the tangible needs of users.

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Computer Science
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Representatives Sam Tobin-Hochstadt, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Izabela Ziolkowska-Kenney, Academic Advisor
Description

This degree allows you to combine your love of computers and technology with other studies. The B.A. degree in Computer Science is flexible, so you can choose to pursue other interests while learning foundational principles that will launch you into your desired field. These skills will prepare you for internships and careers in the rapidly expanding tech industry while equipping you with communication and interpersonal skills that will stand out to employers.

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Fashion Design – Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design
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Representatives Deb Christiansen, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Mary Embry, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Elke Pessl, Academic Advisor
Description

The Fashion Design program educates students in the art, philosophy, theory, process, and product of fashion design in the 21st Century. The curriculum provides an aesthetic and intellectual environment founded on the design process, enhanced by the interplay of technique, function, technology, and individual creative expression.

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French & Italian
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Representatives Colleen Ryan, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Barbara Vance, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Peter Giordano, Academic Advisor
Description

French is the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the lavender fields of Provence, Swiss chalets, Belgian beer, and the crêpes of Bretagne. French is found in the vibrant culture of Senegal and the poetry of Haiti, from the beaches of Côte d’Ivoire to the streets of Montreal and New Orleans. You can travel the world by means of this global language. Fire up your language skills with courses in conversation, grammar, phonetics, or composition and then a whole world of literature, film, and culture will be yours.

Italian is the language of art, music, fashion, design, international commerce, finance, economics and technology. The culture of inventors, scientists, mathematicians, musicians, explorers, poets, playwrights, and world-renowned athletes. Let Italian be your passport to the world and global citizenship, and your window into diverse perspectives, career paths, and passions.

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Germanic Studies
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Representatives Nikole Langjahr, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Natalie Techentin, Academic Advisor
Description

The degree features courses in German language acquisition; literature, film and media; philosophy, culture and the history of ideas; and linguistics and philology of the languages of several countries, with an emphasis on Germany and on its neighbors to the south, Austria and Switzerland.

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History
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Representatives Roberta Pergher, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Peter Giordano, Academic Advisor
Description

The study of history is vital if you want a fuller understanding of the events shaping the world around us. It is also the basis of many other subjects you will explore as an undergraduate. As a history major you study all aspects of the human experience.

Historical study includes everything from political leadership to the advent of popular music, from the study of constitutions to the study of families, and from what happened yesterday to what took place in the very distant past. The study of history is far-reaching, yet it involves all of the individual things that make people and their times distinct and captivating.

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Individualized Major Program
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Representatives Paul Aarstad, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Advisor
Description

As a student in the IMP you’ll benefit from the experience itself of creating your own major. Participating in the design of your education helps promote deep knowledge and metacognition—understanding how your own mind works. You’ll form meaningful bonds with your faculty sponsors and committee and prepare a final project as a requirement for graduation. That final project might be a research paper or, depending on your major, a performance, an internship, or any other experience that provides a satisfying conclusion to your academic experience.

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Interior Design – Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design
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Representatives Deb Christiansen, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Mary Embry, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Elke Pessl, Academic Advisor
Description

This multidisciplinary, highly structured program focuses on state-of-the-art methods to prepare students to enter the interior design profession. The program has been accredited by CIDA (the Council for Interior Design Accreditation) since 1992, along with 150 others nationwide and in Canada. The curriculum emphasizes the relationship between artistic, behavorial, and technical factors in the design of responsive physical environments through collaboration and the creative application of technology.

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Jewish Studies
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Representatives Aziza Khazzoom, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Carolyn Lipson-Walker, Academic Advisor
Description

Are you interested in learning about Judaism, the Bible, ancient and modern Israel, the Holocaust and antisemitism, Jewish literature and music, American Jewish culture and identity, East European and Yiddish culture, and Jewish history? Do you have a desire to learn a Jewish language – Modern Hebrew or Yiddish?

Students of all backgrounds will explore Jewish culture and its evolution and expression from biblical times to the present and come to understand major moments in the formation of Christianity and Islam, as well as distinct episodes in the history and culture of the Middle East, Europe, and America.

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Molecular Life Sciences
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Representatives Jim Drummond, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Gabriella Graziano, Academic Advisor
Libby Tilghman, Academic Advisor
Description

The Molecular Life Sciences degree is a cooperative effort between the Biology and the Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry departments. While the Life Sciences are broadly defined as the study of living organisms, we focus on understanding the molecular basis for life in complex organisms.

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Institute for European Studies
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Representatives Mark Fraley, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Pete Giordano, Academic Advisor
Franklin Hess, Director of Institute for European Studies
Description We offer undergraduate students the opportunity to focus on the ever-changing nature of Europe and the European Union through two minors and a certificate option. Along with providing a deeper understanding of European politics and cultural issues, these programs prepare students with foundational skills that lead to professional careers in many fields.

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PACE Certificate
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Representatives Mark Fraley, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Pete Giordano, Academic Advisor
Description

In the Political and Civic Engagement (PACE) program, you’ll develop expertise in leadership, communication, effective citizenship, and public decision making. You’ll also have unique opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills through a mentored internship and community engagement projects. We offer both a certificate in Political And Civic Engagement and a minor in Leaders & Leadership.

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Spanish & Portuguese
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Representatives Laura Gurzynski-Weiss, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Natalie Techentin, Academic Advisor
Description

With over 500 million Spanish speakers and over 240 million Portuguese speakers worldwide, our undergraduate programs offer a unique opening to two truly global languages. These languages are vehicles of thought and expression within vibrant cultures spread across the globe—including the United States, the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.

When you become familiar with and even fluent in a language, you acquire a new worldview—new ways of thinking, communicating, and experiencing your relationship to others. Language acquisition skills open the door to new opportunities.

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Statistics
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Representatives Brad Luen, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Izabela Ziolkowska-Kenney, Academic Advisor
Description

The B.S. in Statistics provides students with an education in the science of data and data analysis, including statistical theory, computational methods, and practical applications. It teaches students to think critically about quantitative methodologies and prepares them for careers that involve analyzing data from real-life problems. It also prepares students appropriately to pursue graduate studies in statistics and other disciplines.

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Studio Art
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Representatives Nell Weatherwax, Academic Advisor
Deb Christiansen, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Mary Embry, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Description

The Studio Art BA program is designed to enable students to see, to formulate, and to articulate visual concepts through the manipulation of forms, materials, and ideas. Its basic aim is to develop awareness of visual expression within the humanist tradition.

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