BS - Sociology - Culture and Social Change Concentration

  • The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Sociology prepares students to understand and deal with diversity, modernization, and social change ranging from the local to global scale. The core competencies of the program prepare students 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 graduate with a degree in Sociology would be prepared to work as demographers and data analysts, public survey workers, social research assistants, affirmative action officers, employee specialists, cultural diversity trainers, social services specialists, policy analysts, criminologists in law enforcement and corrections, and numerous other occupations.

    The program of study offers students both intellectual growth and marketable technical skills. A degree in Sociology is good preparation for graduate study in various disciplines, including Sociology, Public Health, Law, Business, Social Work, and Psychology. Included in the curriculum are concentrations in:

    Culture and Social Change: Students will acquire a global perspective and the conceptual tools necessary to work in a variety of professional settings and academic positions

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology
      3
    • Area F Elective (1 of 3)
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    Total: 14

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • SOCI 2251 Social Problems
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 29)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • SOCI 2210 Prof Dev Sociology Students
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1 recommended DATA 1501
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    Total: 16

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    • Area F Elective (2 of 3)
      3
    • Area F Elective (3 of 3)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 31)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • SOCI 3300 Foundations of Social Theory
      3
    • SOCI 3305 Research Methods in Sociology
      3
    • SOCI 3314 or SOCI 3324 or SOCI 3350 or SOCI 3354
      3
    • Free Elective (1 of 4)
      3
    • Concentration Elective (1 of 6)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • SOCI 3314 or SOCI 3324 or SOCI 3350 or SOCI 3354
      3
    • SOCI 3304 or SOCI 3333
      3
    • Upper-Division Elective (1 of 3)
      3
    • Concentration Elective (2 of 6)
      3
    • Concentration Elective (3 of 6)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • Upper-Division Elective (2 of 3)
      3
    • Free Elective (2 of 4)
      3
    • SOCI 3396 or SOCI 3398 or SA 4490
      3
    • Concentration Elective (4 of 6)
      3
    • Concentration Elective (5 of 6)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • SOCI 4499 Senior Seminar
      3
    • Upper-Division Elective (3 of 3)
      3
    • Free Elective (3 of 4)
      3
    • Free Elective (4 of 4)
      3
    • Concentration Elective (6 of 6)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested 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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