School of Arts and Sciences

School of Arts and Sciences


The Department of Social Sciences and Humanities offers three degrees programs: the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, the Bachelor of Science in Corrections, and the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice.

The major goals of our degree programs are to:

  1. Assist students in understanding the importance of the social sciences and humanities to their everyday life;
  2. Enhance students’ knowledge of American society, its social institutions and its current problems;
  3. Promote an understanding and appreciation of diversity and the ways it can contribute to the enrichment of society;
  4. Prepare students to meet the requirements of graduate and professional schools;
  5. Prepare students for increasing professional opportunity in a rapidly changing society;
  6. Provide a student-friendly learning environment that offers personalized advising and mentoring to foster students’ personal and professional development;
  7. Guide students toward acquiring strong analytical, information gathering, critical thinking, and communication skills;
  8. Enhance student learning beyond the traditional classroom by offering experiential opportunities such as field trips, internships, cooperative education, service learning, professional conferences, and study abroad.

Social Science Courses

Social Sciences Course Descriptions


Ms. Kelly O'Bryan
Chair / Assistant Professor

Degree Options & Study Plans

The Department of Biology offers two programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The programs are Biology and Biology (Teacher Education).

Langston Campus, Bachelor of Arts

From as early as our childhood journey on the playground, our encounters with others affect how we view the world. If you want to learn about how our minds are shaped, a degree in Sociology is the right path for you. Sociology majors study the diversity in human behavior and the different interactions of social groups. Graduates find careers as guidance counselors, HR representatives, lawyers, social workers, and much more.

Sociology Plan of Study


Langston Campus, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

With a degree in Corrections, you can make a difference in a major aspect of the criminal justice system. Students gain skills in a number of areas, including institutional policies, regulations, and general security procedures. Langston University’s degree in Corrections prepares students for careers as prison wardens, correctional counselors, officers of the law, or investigators.

Corrections Plan of Study

Criminal Justice

Langston Campus, Associate of Arts and Sciences

Langston University offers an Associate degree in Criminal Justice, so you can start your journey while figuring out exactly what you want to do. Whether they desire to fight for justice in the courtroom, or keep communities safe, our program prepares students to further their education in the criminal justice system or move into career fields related to law enforcement. Students gain skills in a number of areas, including institutional policies, regulations, and general security procedures.

Criminal Justice Associate Plan of Study

Upcoming Events

45th Anniversary Luncheon: LU-Tulsa

June 13, 2024
The Langston University urban campuses located in Oklahoma City and Tulsa will commemorate their 45-year anniversaries this June with celebratory luncheons. LU-Tulsa will celebrate its 45-year anniversary with a luncheon in the Doubletree by Hilton in Downtown Tulsa on June 13. The deadline to purchase tickets is June 6. Tickets can be purchased for $45 at Paid parking available near ...

Juneteenth Informational Fair

June 13, 2024
Langston University will host a Juneteenth Informational Fair at the Oklahoma City campus, 7401 N. Kelley Avenue, on Thursday, June 13 from 5-7 p.m. The event, sponsored by LU’s Reach Higher Program, will feature family-friendly activities such as a bounce house, face painting and food. It will also give attendees an opportunity to learn about Langston’s online bachelor’s degree in ...

We Roar In Dallas: A One-Stop Enrollment Event

June 22, 2024
Interested students and their family are invited to attend Langston University’s “WE ROAR IN DALLAS” event on Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Christian Temple of Faith Fellowship Hall at 14120 Noel Road in Dallas! During this FREE event, meet with Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, and Housing Representatives at Oklahoma’s only Historically Black College ...

Fall Classes Start August 5th

August 5, 2024
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