Social Sciences

Welcome to the Indiana Wesleyan University Division of Social Sciences. Our division is the home for IWU's degrees in Economics, History, and Political Science. Each of these programs also offers a minor. In addition, the Division offers degrees in International Relations, Political Science Pre-Law, Social Studies and Social Studies Education, and, in coordination with other IWU disciplines, oversees a minor in Latin American and Iberian Studies.

Outstanding Faculty

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Mark Smith
Professor of History | MAR, MA, PhD
Dr. Mark Smith has taught teaches European history, with classes on the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, Russian History, and World War II, as well as a popular class on the History of Baseball. He has been married since 1974 to Terri (Rutherford); they have two daughters, Bethany and Erin, and four grandchildren, Brady, Halle and Sloan, and Blair.
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Students come into the Division with multiple interests and, whatever area of study or vocational aspirations the Lord has placed on your heart, we will come alongside you to encourage you and help you to pursue it.

David Bartley | Division Chair; Social Sciences | Professor; History

Developing Leaders

"Becoming a world changer" involves learning about God's world. The Social Sciences division is uniquely positioned to accomplish that task. Our faculty members are ready to prepare the next generation of leaders for public service and professional development. Division programs are maintained on the basis of cutting-edge scholarship and emerging employment markets. Fully engaged in our disciplines, we seek to partner with students while exploring what it means to be Kingdom citizens.