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SOCIOLOGY (AA TO BA)

Effective Date: 8/1/2015 - 7/31/2017

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate SOCIOLOGY (AA TO BA) degree at Western Kentucky University. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression


Semester 1Credit Hours
DLC Elective 3
ENG 101 (3) 3
Humanities Course 3
SOC 101 (3) 3
QR Course 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 2Credit Hours
ENG 102 (3) 3
OC Course 3
Heritage Course 3
SOC 152 (3) 3
NS Course 3
NS Lab Course 1
Total Credit Hours16

Semester 3Credit Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
SB Course 3
QR/NS Course 3
AH/SB/FL Course 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 4Credit Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
AH/SB/FL Course 3
GE/FL Course 3
GE/FL Course 3
Total Credit Hours15

Pre-Transfer Notes

This agreement allow KCTCS graduates to transfer AA coursework from KCTCS into the Sociology program at WKU.

The major in Sociology requires a minimum of 31 credit hours and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The following courses are required for a major: SOCL 100 (SOC 101), 300, 302, 304, 499, and one 200-level course (see the elective list for course options). Students must take 15 hours of electives from the following courses: SOCL 210, 220, 240 (SOC 152), 245, 260, 270, 309, 310, 312, 322, 324, 342, 345, 346, 350, 352, 355, 359, 360, 362, 363, 375, 376, 402, 404, 408, 410, 435, 440, 442, 450, 452, 455, 466, 470, 480, 489, 494, 495, 496; CRIM 330, 332, 361, 380, 432, 434, 438, 446, 451. Not more than 3 hours earned in SOCL 495 / 496 “Directed Study” in Sociology may be counted toward the first 31 hours required for the major. At least half the total semester hours earned must be in upper-division courses (courses numbered 300-499). A minor or second major is required, along with WKU graduation requirements.

Those with questions about the WKU Sociology program may contact:
Department of Sociology
Potter College of Arts and Letters
Phone: 270-745-2150
Email: sociology@wku.edu


Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression


Semester 5Credit Hours
SOCL 300 (3) 3
SOCL 304 (3) 3
SOCL Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 6Credit Hours
SOCL 302 (3) 3
SOCL Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
SOCL Elective 3
SOCL Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
SOCL 494 (1-6) 3
SOCL 499 (1) 3
SOCL Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15

Program Notes

* Please note that SWRK 482 and SWRK 483 will need to be taken after your 8th semester. These courses cannot be taken earlier due to sequencing.

Those with questions about the WKU Sociology program may contact:
Department of Sociology
Potter College of Arts and Letters
Phone: 270-745-2150
Email: sociology@wku.edu


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