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School of Humanities + Social Sciences

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

School of Humanities + Social Sciences

Emporia State University’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers you the opportunity to dive deep into topics that interest you most, while gaining skills in communicating, problem solving, research and more.

Programs in communication, language, social science, and criminology will prepare you for careers in a number of fields with experiences in and out of the classroom that build your resume and help you develop skills to start your career or go on to further study.

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 students 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.

Communication, Emerging Technology and Society

Bachelor of Science, Concentration

Students focus on the now, the emerging and the upcoming so that they 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, 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.

Admissions + Scholarships

Discover the admissions process for the School of Humanities and Socials Sciences and scholarships available to our students.

Undergraduate admission application

If you’re ready to join Hornet Nation as an undergraduate, head to the Undergraduate Admissions page.

Graduate admission application

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