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

  • Sociology/Anthropology Club

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

Office: Moffett Center, Room 0119
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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