Sociology

Sociology BS 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

BS Science-related course requirements = 3 including:

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

Major Option = 33


Minor or 2nd Major = 24


Minimum total hours required coursework = 105


Unrestricted electives in 120 hour program = 15


Minimum total hours required for BS 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 Core Requirements (12 hours required)


Take all of the following:
  • SOC 237 Sociological Inquiry - 3 hours
  • SOC 300 Sociological Theory - 3 hours
  • SOC 370 Sociological Research - 3 hours
  • SOC 468 Senior Seminar - 3 hours

Sociology Emphasis (21 hours required)


Select either the 1. General Sociology Emphasis or the 2. Globalization and Diversity Emphasis.


General Sociology Emphasis  

Take the following course:
  • SOC 100GS Introduction to Sociology - 3 hours

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

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

Take 4 courses from SOC 300-SOC 488

Globalization and Diversity Emphasis  

Take all of the following:
  • SOC 124 Social Problems - 3 hours
  • SOC 225 Global Cultures and Diversity - 3 hours
  • SOC 250GS Anthropology - 3 hours
  • SOC 310 Introduction to Social Demography - 3 hours
  • SOC 410 Globalization and Development - 3 hours

Take 2 courses from:
  • SOC 340 The Holocaust - 3 hours
  • SOC 369 Sociology of Gender - 3 hours
  • SOC 430 Sociology of Family - 3 hours
  • SOC 442 Sociology of Religion - 3 hours
  • SOC 472 Special Topics: Globalization - 3 hours