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Department of Sociology and Black Family Studies


Sociology is the study of rules, roles, and relationships; that is, it is the science of society. 
It offers students a better understanding of their society and the consequences of social interaction.


Undergraduate coursework in sociology or social work prepares students for graduate work or provides further preparation for careers in law, nursing, counseling, business, the ministry, civil service, human services, industrial relations, social or cultural research, or teaching.


The Black Family Studies Program offers a minor.  It is an academic study of the African American Family and concentrates its study course on the black family system and its role and changes througout history.




Dr. Learmond Chapman

Learmond Chapman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Department Chair
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
M.A., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
M.B.A., Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL
B.A., Oakwood College, Huntsville, AL
A.A., Caribbean Union College, Maracas Trinidad, W.I.
(501) 370-5226
Adjunct Facutly
Lawrence Ibekwe
Ph.D., Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
M.S., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
B.A., Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR
(501) 680-1902
Nakia Gonder-Williams
MSW, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
B.A., Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR
(501) 267-6706 or (501) 590-2488
Harry Williams
(501) 352-6321