Economics

As an Economics student, you’ll learn data-gathering skills alongside a myriad of other subjects and interests. This degree offers core courses identical to the same degree offered by our Lacy School of Business, but with an overarching liberal arts focus, designed for students interested in a well-rounded curriculum. With a student-focused experience, direct faculty advising and support, and dual-degree and tutoring opportunities, the Economics major will prepare you for employment in a variety of settings and roles which require the use of analytical tools and data analysis.

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Criminology and Psychology

The combined Criminology and Psychology major is excellent preparation if you are considering advanced study or careers in areas such as criminology, law, or social work. Allowing you to specialize in two related fields, combined majors draw on the knowledge and opportunities afforded by two academic departments and fields of study. Small class sizes and a campus in the midst of the large metropolitan area of Indianapolis provide internship and service learning opportunities, preparing students for graduate or professional school or careers.

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Criminology

Butler’s Criminology major emphasizes both the fundamentals of the discipline and the practical experience that can be learned only from hands-on exercises in a flourishing metropolis. Functioning as the students’ own urban laboratory, the city of Indianapolis serves as the backdrop to a rich, multidisciplinary education in the small, liberal arts environment for which our school is known. Rooted in sociological theory and methods, the major offers small class sizes, internship and service learning opportunities, and the chance to pursue individual research interests, preparing students to enter careers or to attend law or professional school.

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Anthropology and Religion

The combined major in Anthropology and Religion supplements the study of the human condition with the study of religious human traditions. Allowing students to specialize in two related fields, combined majors draw on the knowledge and opportunities afforded by two academic departments and fields of study. Students gain access to hands-on participation in research in both departments, and small class sizes allow for direct contact with both departments’ faculty. In addition, the city of Indianapolis boasts a variety of local museums, service organizations, and more, providing access to internships, service learning, and research opportunities.

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Anthropology and Psychology

The combined major in Anthropology and Psychology supplements the study of the human condition with the study of the human mind and behavior. Allowing students to specialize in two related fields, combined majors draw on the knowledge and opportunities afforded by two academic departments and fields of study. Students gain access to hands-on participation in research in both departments, and small class sizes allow for direct contact with both departments’ faculty. In addition, the city of Indianapolis boasts a variety of local museums, service organizations, and more, providing access to internships, service learning, and research opportunities.

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Anthropology

This program explores the human condition from a range of perspectives, focusing on cultural anthropology and research methods. As one of the only joint History and Anthropology departments in the country, students will produce original work through course research assignments and learn how to think critically and write effectively. Our faculty have anthropological expertise in a wide range of geographical areas including the United States, Latin America, Africa, East Asia, and more. In addition, students have access to and connections with premier area museums, archaeological field sites, service organizations, study abroad opportunities, and community cultural groups to supplement their classroom learning.

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Science, Technology, and Society

Experience the sciences, social sciences, and humanities through a rigorous yet flexible curriculum and practical application. Learn how science impacts our world, our lives, and our communities, and how science is influenced by society and its economic, political, and cultural motives. Science, Technology, and Society majors graduate with the interdisciplinary knowledge, intellectual flexibility, communication, and problem solving skills that are crucial to every career path.

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Peace and Conflict Studies

In this program, you will learn the nature and dynamics of violent conflict and the conditions and practice of peace, from the local to the global level. You will explore the causes of violence—including structural, political, economic, cultural, and environmental injustices, human rights violations, and physical harm—and you’ll develop the skills necessary to build peace through everyday practices, nonviolent direct action, activism, conflict resolution, diplomacy, and policy change. This major includes a strong core of Political Science courses, supported by offerings in Anthropology, English, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, History, Journalism, Organizational Communication and Leadership, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, and Spanish.

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International Studies

Butler’s International Studies program supplements a political science component with the study of economics and culture. Combining a core curriculum with interdisciplinary freedom that cuts across traditional barriers, along with hands-on experience, you can steer your degree in any direction you please. Choices of interdisciplinary courses can be adapted to cultivate a degree that pursues a deeper understanding of the world as a whole.

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Spanish

An undergraduate degree in Spanish features a hands-on approach including immersive study abroad programs, service-learning in the Indianapolis community, and internships in both the United States and abroad. Students obtain the experiences necessary to improve language fluency and expand understanding of numerous cultures found throughout the world. Over 400 million people speak Spanish worldwide. Here at home, Spanish is the second-most-spoken language in the United States, touching all facets of our culture from media to education to business.

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