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School of Humanities + Social Sciences

English, Modern Languages, Communication, Social Sciences, Sociology, Criminology, Intensive English program

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Emporia State University offers you the opportunity to dive deep into topics that interest you most. You’ll gain the skills in communicating, problem solving and leadership that employers want, and improve lives in your community.

Programs in communication, creative writing, languages, social science, sociology and criminology prepare you for careers in law enforcement, publishing, public relations, digital media, social work and public service, to name a few. You’ll gain a solid foundation of knowledge and skills through hands-on learning experiences, creative projects, internships and community engagement experiences.

Learn more about how the School of Humanities and Social Sciences provides the educational experience to help you build your successful future!

Undergraduate Programs

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Graduate Programs

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English + Modern Languages

Through the discipline of English + Modern Languages, you can learn how to write better, teach and explore the world around you.

English + Modern Languages
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Preparing students for leadership, public relations, and a range of communication careers.

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Social Sciences, Sociology and Criminology

Programs in geography, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, criminology, anthropology and the Social Sciences Secondary Education Program.

Social Sciences, Sociology, and Criminology
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Intensive English

The Intensive English Program (IEP) prepares students in the English language for academic purposes.

Intensive English

Featured Programs

Learn more about some of our featured programs.

Applied Sociology

Master of Arts

Emporia State University’s Applied Sociology MA program is designed to help you understand how to produce positive change through active intervention. Students are trained in practical skills of research methods, grant proposal writing, program evaluation, effective interpersonal relations, and decision making. Two tracks are available in community leadership and criminal justice.

Emerging Technology and Society (BS)

Bachelor of Science, Communication Concentration

You will focus on the now, the emerging and the upcoming so that you can be prepared for what’s next. This concentration will take a deep dive into topics in communication and technology, including ethics, user experience, innovation and collaboration.

Child Maltreatment and Family Violence

Bachelor of Science, Sociology Concentration

The concentration in Child Maltreatment and Family Violence is recommended for students interested in expanding their knowledge and education in the area of child abuse and domestic violence, and training and field experience in serving this population.

Undergraduate admission application

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Graduate admission application

If you’re ready to advance your degree as a graduate student, head to the Graduate Admissions page.