The Social Sciences Department of Emmanuel College offers the following degree programs:
I. Criminal Justice - The Criminal Justice program at Emmanuel College prepares students to enter the multifaceted field of law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole, and juvenile justice. The Criminal Justice program at Emmanuel takes both an academic and practical approach. The student will pursue the substantive investigation of criminal justice as well as participating in practical experiences such as labs and internships. The program is also interdisciplinary, drawing from studies in sociology, psychology, political science, and pre-law studies.
II. History - The study of history provides a framework within which the student can systematically investigate certain ideas, concepts, and trends which have characterized the collective experience and expression of mankind. This study can provide insights into our world and provoke thought for exploration. History helps provide a framework and an ordered sequence of events to aid the student’s understanding of the past, present, future and God’s works in history. History provides perspective and the accumulated experience of the past so essential to one’s personal enrichment and personal balance.
III. Pre-Law - The Pre-Law Major provides a foundation for understanding basic needs and problems common to all mankind deemed vital to the student of law. The study of history provides a look at past attempts to deal with complicated human activities. The study of psychology and sociology provides an insight into human culture, habits, and mental pursuits. An acquaintance with business will bring understanding of human beings as they seek to survive economically, and the study of language and communication will provide the skill that will allow the student of law to convey his/her thoughts to others efficiently and effectively.
IV. Psychology - The purpose of the Psychology program at Emmanuel College is to provide students with a broad-based knowledge of the history of psychology as a science, its current fund of information concerning bio-psychosocial process, the application of psychological principles to professional practice, and the experiential and theoretical integration of psychology and Christianity. Furthermore, those students completing the psychology degree will have the background to pursue graduate level programs in psychology, counseling, or social work.