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B.A. in Sociology

Contact Person:
Dr. Jeremy J. van Blommestein, Chair
317-3 Satterlee, (315) 267-2569,

30 credit hours required. Plus 3 credits of cognates.

Sociology is the study of human society and social behavior. People who study sociology will understand the connections among the facets of everyday life. Sociologists analyze social institutions such as family, education, medicine, religion and politics. They examine the role that race, gender, ethnicity, age and social status play in our daily life. With skills in analysis, critical thinking and communication, sociology majors enjoy careers in many fields.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Required Courses (Credits 12)
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 300 Sociological Theory
SOCI 315 Research Methods
SOCI 475 Senior Seminar
Elective Courses in Sociology (Credits 18)

Cognate Requirement: one statistics course (Credits 3)


  1. At least 15 credits in sociology must be completed in residence.
  2. At least 15 credits in sociology must be upper-division (i.e., 300 or 400 level).
  3. Only one course for the major can be taken S/U.

Recommended Coursework Outside the Major
Consult with a departmental adviser.