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

Bass Reeves Film Screening and Discussion

February 22, 2024
Join us for a film screening and discussion of Bass Reeves presented by Professor Edwards! WHEN: Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Allied Health 105

Writing Pedagogy In Flux

February 27, 2024
Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, hosts revisiting theories, conventions, and curriculum design. WHEN: Feb. 27 at 3:15 p.m. WHERE: Jones Hall 102

Writing Democracy Project

March 29, 2024
The Writing Center presents: Writing Democracy with Oklahoma House Representative Mauree Turner! Join us to engage in a discussion about democracy with Rep. Turner. Rep. Turner is the first Muslim and non-binary person to serve in the Oklahoma legislature. WHEN: March 29 at 4 p.m. WHERE: Allied Health 105 We can’t wait to see you there!

Book Talk: A Course in Cyborg Semiotics

April 11, 2024
Are you ready to explore the fascinating intersection of technology, communication, and culture? Join us for a captivating book talk and celebration with Dr. Mick Howard, Director of the Writing Center, as he presents his latest publication: A Course in Cyborg Semiotics. WHEN: Thursday, April 11, at 2 p.m. WHERE: Allied Health Center 105 Hosted by the English Department and Writing Center, this event offers ...