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The College of Liberal Arts offers students the opportunities, first, to develop the fundamentals of a liberal education upon which to base a lifetime of learning and, second, to concentrate in studies that form the foundation for professional pursuits.

The college includes the departments of Art and Design; Communication and Media; Criminal Justice; English; History; Performing Arts; Political Science, Public Administration, and Philosophy; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology; and World Languages and Cultures. Through these areas, as well as Interdisciplinary Studies, the college offers more than 30 majors and emphases and a similar number of minors. Students interested in teaching careers may seek education licensing via a teaching major in English, History, Visual Art, or World Languages and Cultures (French, German, or Spanish), or a teaching minor in Art, English, Journalism, Language Arts, Social Science, or Theatre Education.


USI artists leave their mark on Toyota factory

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. (TMMI) has been a longtime supporter of the University of Southern Indiana, sponsoring activities on campus, contributing to the USI Foundation and offering internships and co-op opportunities where students can increase their professional skills. One such internship began in the fall of 2021 when Mary Beth Reese, Instructor in Communications, received an inquiry for a special project.

Theatre performance major takes on director role

Amelia Schmitz — current theatre performance major at USI — aspires to be a professional actor, and this semester she has taken on her most challenging role yet: director.

Political Science student’s D.C. internship with Congressman Mast

Tommy Kautzman — current political science major and public relations minor at USI — may not yet know the trajectory of his future career in politics, but that does not stop him from seizing every opportunity possible to advance his knowledge and experience in his field. This past summer, Kautzman worked as a Digital Communications Intern for the Office of Congressman Brian Mast in Washington, DC.

First graduates from USI’s MACJ program presented with career-advancing opportunities

August 2022 marked a pivotal moment in USI’s history, as Danny Beckman, Carlos Cruz Luis, and Serena Gravil were the first three students to graduate from USI’s Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program (MACJ). Carlos and Serena, alumni from USI’s undergraduate program, were able to walk at the commencement ceremony back in May of this year.

The Spin Sports Director to be the online voice of the Otters

Matthew Will — USI senior, Sports Management major with a concentration in Sports Communications, and aspiring Minor League Media Representative — has recently entered into this world of media and sports, as he has accepted an internship position with Evansville’s own Otters baseball team.


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