Jul 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Division of Social Science

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Dr. Jonathan May, Chair
Dr. Joey Budd
Dr. Eric L. Bruns
Dr. Eric Carter
Mr. Bill Cassell
Mr. Matthew Egbert
Dr. Damon Eubank
Dr. Emily Hayden
Dr. Susan Howell
Dr. David Lapsey, Jr.
Dr. Jeanette Parker
Dr. Daniel Phillips
Dr. Craig Rogers
Dr. Carey Ruiz
Dr. Allison Timbs
Dr. Shawn Williams

Dr. Wendy Wood


The Division of Social Science incorporates traditional major and minor programs that seek to promote intellectual development and a better understanding of society; its history, political systems, psychology, social structures, and human interaction not only as personal as the individual but international in scope. The division offers these academic disciplines within a liberal arts framework of Christian higher education as outlined in Campbellsville University’s stated goals.

To meet the University’s goals the division provides majors and/or minors in criminal justice, history, homeland security, political science, psychology, sociology, and social science areas (with or without teaching certification) leading to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. An Associate of Science degree is available in certain disciplines. These programs of study are solidly grounded in the liberal arts tradition and promote intellectual inquiry, critical thinking, reading, writing, and research skills to prepare students for graduate studies, various professional schools, teacher certification, and careers outside academe.

Criminal Justice

The criminal justice curriculum is designed to provide the student with a thorough understanding of crime and the criminal justice system. Areas of study include law enforcement, the courts, corrections, criminology, juvenile delinquency, and victimology. The Criminal Justice programs of study stress professional ethics, human values, critical thinking, and analytical skills that prepare students for careers in various criminal justice agencies and also provides students with the foundation required for graduate school admission. Students pursuing a B.S. or B.A. may pursue the Criminal Justice Administration Area (60 hrs); the Criminal Justice Administration Major (36 hrs); or the Criminal Justice Administration Minor.



Courses in geography are designed to provide a background for students with majors or minors in the Division of Social Science and to meet the requirements of other divisions.

  • GEG 315 - World Geography  Credits: 3
  • GEG 321 - Cultural Geography and Anthropology   Credits: 3
  • GEG 332 - Economic Geography  Credits: 3
  • GEG 442 - Political Geography  Credits: 3
  • GEG 480 - Special Topics  Credits: 3


The history curriculum contains survey courses in American History and World Civilization which provide the student with a background for study in this subject. Offerings in American, European, and Eastern history provide the opportunity to specialize on one or more of these geographic and cultural areas. At least three hours of upper division elective hours must be in a non-American field.

Legislative Intern Program

This program offers university undergraduates the opportunity to participate actively in the state legislative session while receiving full academic credit for one semester. The Legislative Program, held when the General Assembly convenes for regular session, begins in January and runs through the third week in May.

The Legislative Program content consists of two coordinated parts–the first involving work with legislators during the session and the second consisting of intensive seminars relative to state government and the legislative process.

Interns register on their home campuses and have the status of full-time students. Each participating college or university works out the mechanics of course registration and the number of credit hours to be assigned for the semester’s work, although 15 credits are usually granted.

Courses are listed below:

  • LI 301 - Legislative Internship  
  • LI 302 - Involvement in Government  
  • LI 303 - The Legislative Process  
  • LI 304 - Kentucky History and Politics  
  • LI 305 - Analysis of Contemporary Problems  

Work as a Campbellsville University legislative intern has provided an excellent opportunity to:

  • Learn the workings of state government
  • Understand the legislative process and its subtleties
  • Provide assistance to legislators and their constituents
  • Explore careers in public service.

Duties: Interns will be assigned to legislative leadership offices and committees and will be expected to devote fulltime to their legislative duties during the term of their appointments, adapting to the legislative schedule. Duties will vary from office to office, but will include bill analysis, constituent work, research and general office work.

Other Requirements: Interns will be expected to attend all meetings and classes. They will keep a daily journal and complete a written report on their experiences. A 15-30 minute oral presentation is required upon the completion of the internship. The director of the legislative intern program will assign the final grade based on the following criteria: (1) immediate supervisor’s impression of the intern’s work (50%); (2) the written journal (25%); (3) the written report (15%); and (4) the oral presentation to select social science faculty (10%).

Honors Interdisciplinary Program


  1. To provide students with a personalized and more challenging experience within general education and upper division courses.
  2. To foster an intellectual and social community among honors students and faculty that facilitates fellowship and scholarship.
  3. To promote Christian excellence in academic achievement.

Campbellsville University recognizes that each student must be given the opportunity to reach his or her full intellectual potential. Part of this mission includes reaching out to exceptional students and providing them with extraordinary academic challenges. Each student who completes the program’s requirements will be recognized as an Honors Graduate at Commencement and will receive an Honors Diploma.

The Honors Program is open to all students who may benefit from it. To graduate with an Honors Diploma, students must complete the requirements listed below:

Course Requirements Credits: 21

  • Honors designated courses Credits: 18
    Suggested that half of these hours are earned from general education courses and half from upper division hours.
  • Honors Seminars (HON 105 , HON 305 ) Credits: 2
  • Senior Capstone (HON 405 ) Credits: 1

Additional Requirements

  1. Cumulative GPA of 3.3.
  2. Participate in a minimum of three program activities, including monthly meetings and outings each semester.
  3. Participate in a minimum of one service project with the program per semester.

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