Liberal Arts

Explore Liberal Arts

The Division of Liberal Arts offers Indiana University bachelor’s degrees and academic minors that will advance your learning and understanding of the humanities and social sciences.

Taught by faculty experts who are recognized for their scholarship, research, and service, liberal arts courses and degree programs at IU Columbus will provide you with a top-quality educational experience. Your studies will range from the earliest human cultures to the latest sociological developments, encompassing the literatures, languages, history, arts, and politics of the world’s cultures from early through modern eras.

Start your degree at IU Columbus

If you are interested in a liberal arts degree that cannot be completed at IU Columbus—like History, Religious Studies, or a foreign language, for example—talk to us about completing some courses in Columbus and then transferring to the School of Liberal Arts at IU Indianapolis or another IU campus.

  • It is likely you can complete a substantial portion of general education, elective, and required courses in Columbus before transferring to complete the degree.
  • In these cases, you will work closely with an academic advisor to develop an individual plan of study around the courses offered at IU Columbus that will apply to your desired major. You and your advisor will develop a timeline for a smooth transfer.

Honors Program

By participating in honors-level study, you will have an opportunity to engage in collaborative research, service, and experiential learning opportunities with faculty and your peers. Honors study will provide you with a scholarly experience that increases your knowledge and its application in real-world settings.

Learn more about the Honors Program

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