A major in sociology (775) leads to a bachelor of arts degree and requires a minimum of ten courses (31 semester hours) in sociology including six required courses. A student works closely with an advisor to develop an individualized program to fit his or her personal interests and career goals. Some students choose to sample a variety of topics, while others prefer to focus on a particular area of study. Examples of topical areas include social psychology, research methods and evaluation, and criminology and deviance.
Please note: Courses may be available via web through WKU Online, which refers to semester-based online courses or self-paced through WKU On Demand.
Major Required Courses (16 hours)
|Required Courses (16 Hours)|
|SOCL 100||Introduction to Sociology|
|SOCL 200||200 Elective from List|
|SOCL 300||Using Statistics in Sociology|
|SOCL 302||Strategies of Social Research|
|SOCL 304||Sociological Theory: Perspectives on Society|
|SOCL 499||Senior Seminar (1 credit hour)|
|Required Electives (min. 15 Hours)|
|SOCL 210||Interaction with Self and Society|
|SOCL 220||Marriage and Family|
|SOCL 240||Contemporary Social Problems|
|SOCL 309||Social Deviance|
|SOCL 322||Religion in Society|
|SOCL 324||Sociology of Sport|
|SOCL 332||Juvenile Delinquency|
|SOCL 342||Aging in Society|
|SOCL 352||Technology, Work, and Society|
|SOCL 360||The Community in Rural and Urban Settings|
|SOCL 375||Diversity in American Society|
|SOCL 450||Occupations and Professions|
Please Note: In addition to the courses listed above, the Sociology Major requires a minor and 44 hours as part of the Colonnade (formerly General Education) program. Minors, as well as select Colonnade courses, are available online.Please work with your advisor or support staff in WKU Online to identify online options.
There are several minors available online. Your advisor can assist you in planning your program in a way that best meets your needs.
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