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.
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.