Courses in the department allow students to explore the broadest possible background of information about the society of which they are part, thereby gaining an understanding of the principles and problems of social behavior. The curriculum serves both professional needs and the needs of a liberal education.
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, theology, and public administration.
DEGREES IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
All students enrolled in Social Sciences programs must meet a minimum grade point average requirement in courses used to satisfy their departmental degree program. For the Bachelor of Science in Education, a 2.75 grade point average must be maintained. For all other programs, a 2.5 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 background to support their field of specialization. It is also a degree for students intending to enter graduate school. 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. Most students develop programs in their field of specialization which will call for more than the minimum number of upper-division credits.
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.
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 programs are advised to visit the Social Sciences Department and pick up a copy of the advising sheet that contains all of the General Education, Teachers College, and Social Sciences requirements for completion of these licensure programs. All students must meet with the Social Sciences education advisor to set up a program of study.
Students can get a B.S.E. in Social Sciences.