BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

AS OF FALL 2014 THIS DEGREE IS NO LONGER OFFERED AT EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY. CURRENT STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO FINISH THE DEGREE, BUT NO NEW STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO ENROLL.

Intended as preparation for graduate school, international careers, and other pursuits that call for a more flexible curriculum format, the Bachelor of Arts in the Social Sciences requires a total of 39 social sciences hours and ten hours in foreign languages.

Total credit hours: 39

—This may include courses taken to satisfy requirements for general education.—

Required Core Courses (15 hours):

  • PO100 Introduction to Government & Politics (3 hrs.)
  • GE101 World Regional Geography (3 hrs.)
  • PI225 Introduction to Philosophy (3 hrs.)
  • one of the following:
    • HI111  United States History to 1877 (3 hrs.)
    • HI112  United States History Since 1877 (3 hrs.)
    • Hl101  World Cultures to 1500 (3 hrs.)
    • HI102  Modern World Civilization ( 3 hrs.)
  • Research Seminar within the department (3 hrs.)

Emphasis (24 hours):

  • An additional 12 hours in two of the following areas OR 24 hours in one of the following disciplines as approved by an advisor:  
    • Geography (GE)
    • Philosophy (PI)
    • History (HI)
    • Political Science (PO)

The student should include at least 15 hours of courses numbered 300 or above within the 24 emphasis hours.

Other Requirements: 10 hours in a foreign language

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

AS OF FALL 2014 THIS DEGREE IS NO LONGER OFFERED AT EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY. CURRENT STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO FINISH THE DEGREE, BUT NO NEW STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO ENROLL.

 This degree gives students a broad exposure to one or more of the social sciences and additional work in related disciplines.  Students may structure this degree for a specific interest in Geography, Philosophy, History, or Political Science.  Careers in law, journalism, cartography, the ministry, government service, law enforcement, university teaching, or numerous other areas may be fit into this degree.  Emphasis in one or more disciplines may likewise be utilized for regional or area studies, both American and international.

Total credit hours: 69

—This may include courses taken to satisfy requirements for general education.—

Required Core Courses (15 hours):

  • PO100 Introduction to Government & Politics (3 hrs.)
  • GE101 World Regional Geography (3 hrs.)
  • PI225 Introduction to Philosophy (3 hrs.)
  • one of the following:
    • HI111  United States History to 1877 (3 hrs.)
    • HI112  United States History Since 1877 (3 hrs.)
    • Hl101  World Cultures to 1500 (3 hrs.)
    • HI102  Modern World Civilization ( 3 hrs.)
  • Research Seminar within the department (3 hrs.)

Emphasis (24 hours):

  • An additional 12 hours in two of the following areas OR 24 hours in one of the following disciplines as approved by an advisor:  
    • Geography (GE)
    • Philosophy (PI)
    • History (HI)
    • Political Science (PO)

The student should include at least 15 hours of courses numbered 300 or above within the 24 emphasis hours.

Elective Courses (30 credits): Student should select 30 additional hours of elective courses in consultation with their advisor.