Courses in the department allow students to explore the broadest possible background of information about the society of which they are
Programs for students majoring in the Department of Social Sciences are designed to meet a variety of future employment goals, including those in teaching, business, and government agencies. Additionally, they prepare students for graduate and professional school in the social sciences and in such fields as law, medicine, and public administration.
DEGREES IN HISTORY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES EDUCATION
All students majoring in Social Sciences programs must meet a minimum grade point average requirement in courses used to satisfy degree program. For the Bachelor of Science in Education, a 2.75 overall grade point average must be maintained. For all other programs, a 2.5 overall grade point average must be maintained. Additionally, a grade of C or better must be achieved in each class, including those taken at other institutions, used to satisfy the departmental program requirements.
BACHELOR OF ARTS
This degree program is designed for students who seek a liberal arts background to support their field of
Transfer students must successfully complete a minimum of three approved courses in residence at Emporia State University. Additional hours may be required upon analysis of previous credits.
Students may pursue the B.A. in History or Political Science.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
This degree program is designed for students who wish extensive multi-disciplinary work in the social sciences or a particular program of specialization in one of the specific fields. A faculty advisor is assigned to work with each student to arrange a program which will fulfill special needs and interests.
Transfer students must successfully complete a minimum of three approved courses in residence at this university. Additional hours may be required upon analysis of previous credits.
Students can get a B.S. in History or Political Science.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
SOCIAL SCIENCES TEACHING FIELD
Students who complete the secondary social sciences education licensure program at Emporia State University will be licensed to teach American history, world history, Kansas history, civics/government, sociology, geography, and economics in grades 6-12. The middle level (5-8) licensure program is also available. Students wishing to seek either one, or both, of these
Students can get a B.S.E. in Social Sciences.
MINORS AVAILABLE IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
The Social Sciences department offers minors in East Asian Studies, Geography, History, National Security, Philosophy, Political Science, and Public Administration.