B.A. in Sociology

Contact Person:
J. Patrick Turbett, Chair
313 Satterlee, (315) 267-2567, turbetjp@potsdam.edu

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:

    Credits
Required Courses

12
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 300 Sociological Theory
SOCI 315 Research Methods
SOCI 475 Senior Seminar

Elective Courses in Sociology

18


Cognate Requirement:
one statistics course

3


Notes

  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).
Recommended Coursework Outside the Major

Consult with a departmental adviser.