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Humanities and Social Sciences Discover Your Major Visit Day

Overview | Schedule

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Registration is closed.

Explore majors in Criminology, Emergency & Disaster Management, Geography, History, and Political Science, which includes interacting with current Northwest faculty and students. The event will highlight Northwest with a campus tour and information sessions. Students will learn how the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences can further their career goals and will have a chance to explore their major in depth.


You will have the opportunity to:

  • Talk with the department faculty and students majoring in related fields
  • Learn about careers in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Tour our classrooms
  • Tour the Northwest Campus
  • Learn more about:
    • Admissions
    • Financial Assistance
    • Campus Housing
    • Student Life

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Why a major in Humanities and Social Sciences?

  • 91% of department majors participate in internships and field experiences
  • Innovative classrooms and courses
  • Active participation in the Supplemental Instruction program
  • Faculty-to-student ratio 15:1
  • Diverse and Interdisciplinary Majors & Minors
    • Criminal Justice
    • Criminology
    • Data Science: Geographic Information Systems
    • Emergency & Disaster Management
    • Geography
    • Geographic Information Science
    • History
    • International Studies
    • Liberal Arts & Sciences
    • Military Science
    • Political Science
    • Public History & Museum Studies
  • Professional and Pre-Professional Programs
    • Pre-Law
    • Social Science Education
  • Unique academic opportunities such as
    • Stoa Talks – a public forum for the presentation of student research
    • Scholastica – an undergraduate research journal
    • Missouri Hope – an emergency and disaster simulation
    • Missouri Show Me Gold – the Missouri Army National Guard Officer Leadership program
  • Copious opportunities to engage in students organizations related to the disciplines in Humanities and Social Sciences. Examples include
    • History Club
    • Mock Trial
    • Criminal Justice Club
    • Young Democrats
    • College Republicans
    • No Labels Political Science Club
    • Emergency & Disaster Management Club
    • GeoClub
    • 4 Academic Honor Societies
  • 98% of our students are in a career within 6 months of graduation

Most importantly, the faculty and staff of the department—and university—are committed to student success. They make themselves available to assist students in whatever way they can. If we can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to ask.

Have a question about a major or minor in the department? Email us at

Schedule of Events (tentative)

* Schedule subject to change *

Time Activity
9:00 a.m. Check-In
9:15 a.m. Welcome & Admissions Presentation
10:00 a.m. Campus Walking Tour
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. Student Success Panel
  • Career Services
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Success Center
  • Student Recreation
  • Diversity and Inclusion
1:00 p.m. Academic Department Information
1:45 p.m. Visit Day Wrap Up
  • Any final questions about Northwest?
  • Visit Day Questionnaire & get your t-shirt
  • Shuttle Service to Parking Lot
  • Thank you so much for visiting!

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