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Northwest Missouri State University

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Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to culture, geography, philosophy, history, law and government. The department provides a broad, liberal education that encourages students to be adaptable and flexible in their professional pursuits while training students to be responsible citizens.

Whether it’s participating Mock Trial, Criminal Justice Club or traveling the world through the faculty-led study abroad program, Northwest has high quality faculty with rigorous curriculums that ensure career readiness.

The discipline areas of history, humanities, philosophy and political science are housed in the Valk Center with modern classrooms, close access to faculty offices and convenient student gathering spaces for collaborative learning. 

The Garrett-Strong Science Building houses the disciplines of geography and geographic information science. The state-of-the-art computing center provides students with some of the latest hardware and software for spatial analysis, image processing, cadastral mapping, computer cartography, global positioning systems and geographic information systems.

Students interested in enrolling in a thriving program that provides hands-on experiences, contact the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at 660.562.1290 or submit a request for information online.