Sociology

Sociology BA Course List

To view the current course list and course descriptions visit the Undergraduate Online Catalog.


General Studies Program Hours = 45


Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy) = 12
Portal = 3
Distribution = 27
  • Aesthetics minimum = 3
  • Humanities minimum = 6
  • Social Sciences minimum = 6
  • Natural Sciences minimum = 7
  • Analytical and Quantitative Thought minimum = 0
  • Wellness minimum = 0
Capstone = 3

BA Language requirement = a minimum of 6

For specific language requirements see #2 of Bachelor of Arts Degree requirements. 


Major Option = 33


Minor or 2nd Major = 24


Minimum total hours required coursework = 108


Unrestricted electives in 120 hour program = 12


Minimum total hours required for BA in Sociology = 120


* All UNK degrees require a minimum of 120 hours. Forty (40) of the hours required for all UNK degrees must be upper division hours, which are courses numbered 300 or above taken at a 4-year college or university.  


Sociology Requirements (21 hours required)


Take all of the following:
  • SOC 100GS Introduction to Sociology - 3 hours
  • SOC 237 Sociological Inquiry - 3 hours
  • SOC 300 Sociological Theory - 3 hours
  • SOC 468 Senior Seminar - 3 hours

Take 1 course from:
  • SOC 201 Social Inequality - 3 hours
  • SOC 250GS Anthropology - 3 hours

Take 1 course from:
  • SOC 225 Global Cultures and Diversity - 3 hours
  • SOC 275 Social Psychology - 3 hours

Take 1 course from:
  • PSY 250GS Behavioral Statistics - 4 hours (Prereq: PSY 203GS)
  • STAT 235GS Statistical Techniques for Research I - 3 hours

Sociology Electives (12 hours required)


Take 4 courses from SOC 301-SOC 499 (except SOC 490; no more than 3 hours from SOC 475):
  • SOC 310 - Introduction to Social Demography - 3 hours
  • SOC 335 - The Aged in American Society - 3 hours
  • SOC 340 - The Holocaust - 3 hours
  • SOC 349 - Sociology of Work - 3 hours
  • SOC 360 - Criminology - 3 hours
  • SOC 363 - Juvenile Delinquency - 3 hours
  • SOC 369 - Sociology of Gender - 3 hours
  • SOC 370 - Sociological Research - 3 hours
  • SOC 380 - Sociology of Sexualit - 3 hours
  • SOC 410 - Globalization and Development - 3 hours
  • SOC 420 - Race and Minority Relations - 3 hours
  • SOC 430 - Sociology of Family - 3 hours
  • SOC 440 - Sociology of Education - 3 hours
  • SOC 442 - Sociology of Religion - 3 hours
  • SOC 461 - Deviance and Social Control - 3 hours
  • SOC 462 - Sociology of Health and Illness - 3 hours
  • SOC 468 - Senior Seminar - 3 hours
  • SOC 471 - Special Topics in General Sociology - 3 hours
  • SOC 472 - Special Topics in Globalization - 3 hours
  • SOC 475 - Internship - 1-6 hours
  • SOC 488 - Research Seminar in Sociology - 3 hours
  • SOC 490 - Directed Research - 1-3 hours