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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 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 CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY 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 490 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY 3

Sociology Electives (21 credit hours)
At least seven additional courses in sociology. Students may, in consultation with their adviser, 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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