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Society, community, and culture

Become a student of the world

Study human behavior and how it shapes the countries and cultures of the world we live in, or immerse yourself in linguistics, literature, or philosophy. Explore philanthropy or learn more about civic engagement. It’s all within reach at IU.

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592 majors and degrees to choose from

Explore the range of majors and degrees available for IU students interested in society, community, and culture.

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  • Sociology

    Study this if you want to become a sociologist, political scientist, training and development specialist, survey researcher, teacher, or anthropologist.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington
    IUPUI
    East
    Kokomo
    Northwest
    South Bend
    Southeast
  • Community Health

    Study this if you want to be a community health worker, dietician, nutritionist, teacher, medical or health services manager, or social worker.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington
    IUPUI
    Columbus
    Fort Wayne
  • General Studies

    Study this if you want to pursue career advancement within a job you already have, or you’re interested in designing your own course of study and career.

    Where you can study

    IUPUI
    Columbus
    East
    Kokomo
    Northwest
    South Bend
    Southeast
  • History

    Study this if you want to become an archivist, auditor, historian, history teacher, regulatory affairs manager, or broadcast news analyst.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington
    IUPUI
    East
    Kokomo
    Northwest
    South Bend
    Southeast
  • Labor Studies

    Study this if you want to work in labor relations, human resources, business management, or supervisory or management positions.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington
    IUPUI
    Northwest
    South Bend

Experiential learning opportunities

Get hands-on, real-world experience as you explore your chosen course of study at IU. The opportunities listed below are a sample of what IU students are able to do—check your campus’s school, division, or department for more info.

Panel discussion at the Lily School of Philanthropy at IUPUI.

Explore the intersection of celebrity and philanthropy

Examine the benefits and challenges of entertainment, business, politics and sports celebrities involved with causes ranging from climate change to health and wellness, animal welfare, food instability, and more.
Learn more about the IUPUI Celebrity and Philanthropy course
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Gain hands-on experience while supporting a cause

Create a public relations campaign, craft a public service announcement or produce an informational video. With service learning opportunities in The Media School at IU Bloomington, you can work with a civic organization, nonprofit or volunteer group to make a difference with media for a cause you care about.
Read more about The Media School opportunities