Sociology is the scientific study of societies and social structures. It examines the behavior of large and small groups in various contexts and seeks improved understanding of the principles and dynamics of human relationships. The sociology program at Kentucky State University offers a contemporary curriculum of sociology and related professional courses. The program builds upon a liberal studies foundation and is designed to provide students with several program and career options.
To satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of arts degree in Social Sciences with a Specialization in Sociology, a student must complete a minimum of 128 semester credit hours, including 36 semester credit hours in sociology. The required courses are SOC 300, 301, 303, 304, 305, 403, 405,and 499. The student, in consultation with his/her advisor, must select an additional 12 semester credit hours of sociology courses at the 300/400 level. Additionally, the student must complete a minor and SOC 203 as part of the liberal studies requirement.
A minor in Sociology requires the successful completion of 18 semester credit hours. Specific course requirements are GEO 102; SOC 300 or 301; and 304 and 305; the remaining 6 semester hours must be selected in consultation with the student’s minor advisor from 300/400 level sociology courses. In addition, students must complete SOC 203 as part of the liberal studies requirement.