School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences

Communication, Creativity, Computing, and Critical Thinking

RMU’s School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences is dedicated to the study of people and human interactions from all aspects, including language, culture, communication, creativity, technology, organization, history, economy, society, and security.

SIHSS challenges you to seek knowledge and to develop your professional skills. You can learn to manage, protect, and analyze data in degree programs in computer information systems, hone your critical thinking and analytical skills studying human society and culture in the humanities and social sciences, pursue your passion in the broad and growing field of communication, understand and influence your followers in organizational leadership, and combine your creativity with technical expertise in media arts.

Students enjoy our modern facilities, including the Academic Media Center, Writing Center, Oral History Center, and the extensive studio and gallery space within Wheatley Center, the school’s home. Wheatley is a custom-designed living/learning facility with classrooms, a homework lab, a cafe, a sky lit atrium, a screening room and a student lounge.

Bachelor’s degree programs in Cyber Forensics & Information Security, Information Sciences and Computer Information Systems are ABET-CAC accredited.

95%
of the Class of 2020 who are employed have jobs in their field of choice
17
miles from downtown Pittsburgh
21.6
average student class size
83%
of freshmen live on campus
67%
of graduates had an internship in their field
120+
clubs and organizations
86%
of graduates completed internships or other work-related experiences
15
NCAA Div. 1 teams
77%
of graduates work in a professional or managerial position
84%
of graduates employed in their field of study

Featured Video

Kevin Hearn, Vice President for Enrollment Management, heads across campus to the Wheatley Center to meet with the Dean of the School of Informatics, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Dr. Amjad Ali. Hear what Dr. Ali has to say on the video below!

Degrees & Programs - School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences

Departments - RMU School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences

Departments in the School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences specialize in everything from communication, to pre-law, to cybersecurity, and much more.

The Right People. The Right Experience.

The School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences faculty is a team of dedicated teacher-scholars, award-winning artists, practitioners, and academics who are committed to your long-term success.

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