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Technology is playing an increasingly large role in shaping how we look at our world—what we do and how we do it. In Lewis College of Human Sciences, we explore and explain what is happening as technology reshapes the real and virtual places where we live, work, and play. We use evidence-based methods to separate opinion from information and fad from fact.

Social consciousness is at the heart of our programs. Our students are well-versed in the hard work required to improve our world. You will be challenged to think critically and will strive to solve complex human problems with the aid of sophisticated technology. At the same time, our programs emphasize the free spirit and broad perspectives traditionally reserved for the liberal arts. You will gain practical experience alongside faculty who are dedicated to bridging the gap between theory and application, ideas and action.

Why Lewis College of Human Sciences?

You could study humanities, social sciences, or psychology at almost any university in the country. By why would you want to attend just any university? Learn more about Illinois Tech's Lewis College of Human Sciences and become a creator, communicator, and problem solver for the twenty-first century.

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Dean Chris Himes

Letter from the Dean

A sociologist and demographer by training, Chris Himes joined Illinois Tech in 2014 as dean of Lewis College of Human Sciences. Click the link below to read her letter on behalf of Lewis College.

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Lewis Institute


The roots of Lewis College of Human Sciences date back to Lewis Institute, which formed in 1895.

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Students in Intro to Psychology Class at Lewis College


There are many ways to make a gift and help support Lewis College's programs, research, and the bright futures of our students.

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Big Picture Magazine

Take a peek at the exciting work that our students, faculty, and alumni are doing—explore our biannual college magazine, Big Picture: The View from Lewis College.

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Lewis College of Human Sciences

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