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.

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum guides are designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation.  In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones.  Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA.

Following the sample academic plan and its milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. Students will need to refer to and/or print both the appropriate Liberal Studies Requirements AND the appropriate major sheet in order to view the complete degree program requirements.

Program Requirements

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 120 semester credit hours, including 30 semester credit hours in sociology.   The required courses are SOC 300, 301, 304,   305,   403,   405,  and   499.      The   student,   in consultation with his or her advisor, must select an additional 9 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.