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Sociology—Applied, B.S.

About the Program

The B.S. degree program emphasizes applied sociology and prepares students to conduct and administer sociological research for client organizations, such as business and financial institutions, labor organizations, criminal justice units, government agencies, health-related organizations, and a host of social service agencies. It also provides preparation for graduate study. The program rests upon a foundation of required core courses stressing research skills and sociological theory. Students select one of four clusters to emphasize a particular area of interest in the field.

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 39–66 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Sociology 40 cr

A. Required Courses (19 cr)*
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 300W Methods of Research
OR
SOC 302W Applied Social Research
SOC 301 Social Statistics (4)
SOC 400W Foundations of Sociological Thought
SOC 486 Practicum in Applied Sociology
SOC 488 Internship in Sociology

*A number of courses are listed in more than one section. If a student selects one of these courses, it can only be applied in a single section. The student will choose where to apply the credit.

B. Cluster Requirement (9 cr)
Select three courses from one cluster:

Socialization through the Life Course
SOC 310 Sociology of Sex and Gender
SOC 312 Women and Society
SOC 320 Sociology of the Family
SOC 321 African American Family
SOC 322 Sociology of Childhood and Youth
SOC 323 Sociology of Education
SOC 328 Sociology of Religion
SOC 330 Social Psychology
SOC 331 Sociology of Group Dynamics
SOC 352 Sociology of Aging
SOC 360 Sociology of Work
SOC 370 Sociology of Deviant Behavior
SOC 392 Sociology of Sexual Behavior

Deviance and Social Control
SOC 240 Social Problems
SOC 370 Sociology of Deviant Behavior
SOC 380 Sociology of Crime
SOC 381 Sociology of Violence
SOC 382 Sociology of Law
SOC 383 Sociology of Punishment and Corrections
SOC 384 Sociology of Murder
SOC 390 Sociology of Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 391 Sociology of Addiction
SOC 392 Sociology of Sexual Behavior
SOC 393 Sociology of Mental Illness

Community, Work, and Organizations
SOC 250 Sociology of Buffalo, New York
SOC 323 Sociology of Education
SOC 328 Sociology of Religion
SOC 331 Sociology of Group Dynamics
SOC 333 Social Movements
SOC 340 Sociology of the City
SOC 350 Power, Class, and Inequality
SOC 351 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
SOC 353 Environment and Society
SOC 360 Sociology of Work
SOC 361 Industrial Sociology
SOC 362 Sociology of Organizations
SOC 382 Sociology of Law
SOC 430 Sociology of International Development and Underdevelopment

C. Inequality Electives (6 cr)
Select two courses from the following:
SOC 250 Sociology of Buffalo, New York
SOC 310 Sociology of Sex and Gender
SOC 312 Women in Society
SOC 321 African American Family
SOC 333 Social Movements
SOC 341 Sociology of Human Ecology
SOC 350 Power, Class, and Inequality
SOC 351 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
SOC 352 Sociology of Aging
SOC 353 Environment and Society
SOC 360 Sociology of Work
SOC 380 Sociology of Crime
SOC 430 Sociology of International Development and Underdevelopment

D. Sociology Electives (6 cr)
Students may take any two courses in sociology that have not already been applied to the major. These include all of the courses for the B.S listed above and all of those listed below.
SOC 491 Topical Seminar in Sociology
SOC 495 Special Project
SOC 499 Independent Study

All College Electives 14–41 cr

Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr

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