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Why Purdue?

With more than 40 majors available within our 10 schools and departments, there is virtually no limit to what you can accomplish with a degree from Purdue’s College of Liberal Arts. Meet some of our current students and alumni and learn about their journey with Purdue Liberal Arts.

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Catie Gilhooly, Alumni '23

Major: English Literature and Professional Writing

Minor: Management and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Hometown: Munster, Ind.


"I walked into my first one-on-one meeting with an English faculty member and said, 'This is what I want to do,' fully expecting a so-so response. But instead, they replied, 'Here’s how we’re going to get you there.' I was beyond impressed, and needless to say I was hooked. From then on, I knew Purdue was going to be my first choice."


Learn more about Catie.


Nina Scheel, Alumni '22

Major: Anthropology and History

Minor: Classical Studies and Forensic Sciences

Hometown: West Lafayette, Ind.


"With guidance from my advisor, I added my second major (history) and minor (classical studies) after learning about how interlocked the subjects were in my other classes and how marketable having these fields of study would make me in the job market."


Learn more about Nina.


Brady Alumbaugh, Alumni '21

Major: Theatre Design and Production

Minor: Spanish and Computer & Information Technology

Hometown: Pendleton, Ind.


"When I looked at other colleges I had an interest in attending, none of them quite had the technology like Purdue. It was amazing to be on campus, where I could literally feel the influence of technology across all aspects of campus."


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Leah Smyle, Alumni '22

Major: Law and Society

Minor: Spanish, Cybersecurity, and English

Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica


"The best thing about being a College of Liberal Arts student at Purdue is how much of a close-knit community we are. I have made some of my closest friends through repeated interactions in a multitude of classes and I always know that I have someone to relate to."


Learn more about Leah.