Sociology and Social Work

General Education Requirements. Transfer.

About Sociology and Social Work:

The Department of Humanities and Social/Behavioral Sciences at Kilgore College offers courses in sociology that are necessary to complete the Core Curriculum requirements for an Associate's Degree or transfer to an upper-division university to acquire a baccalaureate degree. These courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public college or university in Texas. They also transfer to most private schools. In addition, these courses also serve as an exciting introduction to a field of study in sociology. 

What is Sociology?

Sociology is a way to look at life, social change and the social causes of human behavior.  Sociologists pay attention to groups, organizations and societies to learn how these structures shape interactions and relationships among people.

More information on what you can do with a degree in sociology (Power Point)

What is Social Work?

Social work is a profession dedicated to improving conditions of those in need.  Social workers help people increase their capacities for problem solving and coping, and they help them obtain needed resources, facilitate interactions between individuals and between people and their environments, make organizations responsible to people and influence social policies. Social workers may work directly with clients addressing individual, family and community issues, or they may work at a systems level on regulations and policy development or as administrators and planners of large social service systems.

To become a social worker, one must obtain a four year degree from an accredited university. Kilgore College offers the basic classes that will transfer to a four year college as part of that degree plan.

More information on classes that might be required (pdf)

Course information:

Sociology/Social Work

Helpful Links
  • The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TSBSWE) regulates the profession of Social Work in Texas. The TSBSWE is a state agency with rule making authority governed by a nine-member board appointed by the Governor and is administratively attached to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW): In thousands of ways, social workers help people help themselves. People of every age. From every background. In every corner of the country. Wherever we’re needed, social workers help. Welcome to your source for professional career advice, inspiring stories and ways to connect with real social workers.
  • Be a Social Worker (beasocialworker.org)  This website shows all the ways that you can challenge injustice and enhance society as a social worker.
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE): The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is a non-profit national association representing more than 2,500 members as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. Founded in 1952, this partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.
  • American Sociological Association (ASA):

The American Sociological Association is:

  • A non-profit membership association based in Washington, DC
  • Dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good
  • Founded in 1905
  • An association of more than 13,000 members
  • Home to 52 special interest sections with more than 21,000 members
  • Host of an annual meeting with more than 6,000 participants
  • Publisher of nine professional journals and magazines

Members include:

  • College and university faculty
  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Practitioners
  • About 20 percent of the members work in government, business, or non-profit

For information about Sociology:

Tina Rushing
Instructor, Sociology and Social Work
Humanities and Social-Behavioral Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8227
Office:
Student Support Bldg. (SS), 206
Donny Seals
Department Chair, Instructor
Humanities and Social-Behavioral Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8264
Office:
Old Main Building (OM), 103
William G. Wells, Ph.D.
Assistant Dept. Chair, Instructor
Humanities and Social-Behavioral Sciences
Phone:
(903) 988-7421
Office:
Old Main Building (OM), 207