BS - Sociology

  • College of Humanities and Social Science
    Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

    Sociology, BS

    Program Information:
    This program prepares students to understand and deal with diversity, modernization, and social change ranging from the local to global scale. As part of this endeavor students are prepared with core competencies which equip them to enter careers requiring technological facility, communication skills, data gathering and analysis skills, community awareness and involvement, problem-solving, critical thinking, an understanding of the structure and functioning of groups and organizations, greater awareness of their environment, critical self-reflection, and interpersonal and intercultural skills. Besides career preparation, specific concentrations in the major also provide background for graduate study in sociology and other related disciplines.

    Students who complete this program enter very diverse career fields, including, but not limited to, data analysts, public survey workers, social research assistants, affirmative action officers, employee specialists, cultural diversity trainers, criminologists in law enforcement and corrections, etc.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Sociology degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-6739
    http://scj.hss.kennesaw.edu/

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours. Students with 15 or more credit hours should take a free elective.
    3
  • 3
Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • STAT 1107 or MATH 1160 or MATH 1190 or MATH 2202
    3
  • 4
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

  1. MATH 1107 is recommended for this major.

Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 2
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 17

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • ANTH 3310 or SOCI 3314 or SOCI 3350
    3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 32)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • SOCI 3333 or SOCI 3344
    3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • SOCI 3354 or SOCI 4444
    3
  • SOCI 3396 or SOCI 3398 or SA 4490
    3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. SOCI 3396 (Internship) requires 90 hours.
  2. SOCI 3398 (Internship) requires mandatory attendance at an orientation meeting in the semester prior to enrollment.
  3. SA 4490 (Study Abroad) is mostly offered in summer so students should plan on taking it in the preceding summer or earlier.
  4. SOCI 3396 (Cooperative Study) requires 2 consecutive semesters.

Term 8

Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. SOCI 3396 (Internship) requires 90 hours.
  2. SOCI 3398 (Internship) requires mandatory attendance at an orientation meeting in the semester prior to enrollment.
  3. SA 4490 (Study Abroad) is mostly offered in summer so students should plan on taking it in the preceding summer or earlier.
  4. SOCI 3396 (Cooperative Study) requires 2 consecutive semesters.

Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 123 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggest to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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