Sociology - Degree Requirements

SUNY Poly degree requirements: 

  • Natural Sciences: one course which may be a General Education Natural Science course; 
  • Upper-Division Writing Course (COM 306 or COM 308)

Specific requirement for Sociology majors include:

  • STA 100 Statistical Methods

III. Sociology Program Requirements 

Core Courses (required of all majors & must earn a grade of “C” or higher)

  • SOC100 Introduction to Sociology or SOC 110 Social Problems
  • SOC 220 Sociology of Gender or SOC 230 Sociology of Racial & Ethnic Relations or
  • SOC 240 Class Inequality: Poverty & Wealth
  • SOC 310 History of Sociological Theory*
  • SOC 332 Methods of Inquiry*
  • SOC 493 Senior Seminar in Sociology*

* Sociology majors must complete 40 credits of 300 or 400 level coursework.

Intermediate Course Electives (must complete at least TWO courses)

  • SOC 210 Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 314 Sociology of Deviance
  • SOC 350 Chemical Dependencies and Human Behavior
  • SOC 351 Sociology of Crime
  • SOC 360 Sociology of Work
  • SOC 381 Social Gerontology

** Students may have no more than 6-8 credit hours of the following:

  • ANT 301 General Anthropology
  • ANT 320 Social Policy
  • ANT 382 Cultures, Health and Healing
  • ANT 460 Ethnography

Advanced Coursework (must complete at least THREE courses)

Social Services

  • SOC 410 Power and Violence in the Family
  • SOC 411 Sociology of Community
  • SOC 424 Social Welfare Policy
  • SOC 446 The Individual and Society

Criminology

  • SOC 450 Sociology of Corrections
  • SOC 452 White Collar Crime
  • SOC 455 Sociology of Law and the Courts

Other Advanced Courses

  • SOC 465 Sociology of Occupations and Professions
  • SOC 466 Worker Social Psychology
  • SOC 490 Selected Topics in Sociology (varies each semester)
  • SOC 491 Independent Study
  • SOC 495 Practicum in Sociology (offers internship opportunity)

IV. Unrestricted Electives (remainder of credits)

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