Sociology Major

If you want a broad degree of flexibility in choosing a career after graduation, the sociology major lets you explore careers in human services, public administration and management and provides a general background for graduate work in social sciences public policy, law and social work.

Career Potential

  • Counseling
  • Social work
  • Health care
  • Government agencies
  • Human services
  • Public service

What Will I Learn?

You’ll learn how to

  • Better understand human behavior to improve the quality life
  • Think creatively and flexibly and to broaden your perspective
  • Develop your analytical skills and the ability to understand conceptual and theoretical material

Concentration Options

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Special Features

In a rapidly changing world, you will obtain a liberal arts education that fosters versatility in the world of work and good citizenship.

Get Involved

There are plenty of opportunities for independent research, internships, fieldwork, study abroad and service-learning that will let you put classroom theory to the test in the real world.

Student Clubs

Honor Societies

“Partnering with my peers during observations and working with teachers to discuss further research has taught me to challenge myself and further my knowledge of sociology”

- Michelle Cristina, senior

Next Steps

Contact Us

Chair: Herbert Haines
Office: Moffett Center, Room 2120
Phone: 607-753-2726
Fax: 607-753-5973

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Credit Hours: 124


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Delmar C. Palm Award for Exemplary Volunteer Service
  • Anthropology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Rozanne M. Brooks Sociology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Criminology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

See all scholarship opportunities

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