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Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to culture, geography, 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. Discipline areas are housed in the Valk Center with modern classrooms and convenient student gathering spaces.


The department offers many majors, minors and graduate programs in the following areas:

  • Criminology
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Geography and Geographic Information Science
  • History and Social Studies: History Education
  • Political Science

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.

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At Northwest, I walked in not knowing a lot about emergency disaster management but was able to walk out with the hands-on experience and knowledge base I need in order to excel in the field.

Jace Pine
Emergency Disaster Management and Geographic Information Science

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