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Sociology, B.A.

About the Program

The B.A. degree in sociology presents a general program to prepare students for a wide variety of positions in business, industry, government, health-related services, or social services. It is also designed to prepare undergraduate students for graduate work in the study of sociology, law, public administration, media studies, demography, crime/deviance, or other social science disciplines. Its emphasis upon scholarly research culminates in either Internship in Sociology (SOC 488) or Seminar in Sociology (SOC 490). The freedom of choice in selection of courses permits students to develop a particular specialty within sociology, either to meet special career interests or to meet graduate program requirements.

About the Sociology Department

B307 Classroom Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5411
Fax: (716) 878-4009
http://sociology.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
30-33 credit hours 30-33

Sociology Major Requirements (42 credit hours)
Required Courses (21 credit hours)
SOC 100 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
SOC 204 FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIOLOGICAL THOUGHT 3
SOC 299 SOCIAL STATISTICS 3
SOC 300 METHODS IN SOCIAL RESEARCH 3
or SOC 302 QUALITATIVE METHODS
SOC 330 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
SOC 408 CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY 3
SOC 488 INTERNSHIP IN SOCIOLOGY 1-15
or SOC 490 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY

RSociology Electives (21 credit hours)
At least seven additional courses in sociology. Students may, in consultation with their advisor, use these electives to develop a specialty cluster. 21

All College Electives
45-48 credit hours 45-48
Total Credit Hours 120

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