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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

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 33–39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Sociology 42 cr

A. Required Courses (21 cr)
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 300 Methods in Social Research
SOC 302 Qualitative Methods
SOC 301 Social Statistics
SOC 330 Social Psychology
SOC 400 Foundations of Sociological Thought
SOC 408 Contemporary Sociological Theory
SOC 488 Internship in Sociology
SOC 490 Seminar in Sociology

B. Inequality Electives (6 cr)
SOC 240 Analyzing Social Problems
SOC 310 Sociology of Sex and Gender
SOC 321 The African American Family
SOC 333 Sociology of Social Movements
SOC 350 Power, Class, and Inequality
SOC 351 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
SOC 353 Environment and Society
SOC 430 Sociology of International Development and Underdevelopment

C. Sociology Electives (15 cr)
At least three additional courses in sociology. Students may, in consultation with their adviser, use these electives to develop a specialty cluster.

All College Electives 41-47 cr
Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr

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