Sociology Bachelor of Arts

Office: W363 Thompson Hall
(716) 673-3205
Brian Masciadrelli, Chairperson
Email: sociocultural.justice@fredonia.edu
Website: http://home.fredonia.edu/sociocultural 

Sociology provides valuable insights into the human experience and assists in the understanding of human behavior. Sociologists are interested in understanding how people live and interact, in learning how human groups of all kinds (families, Sport teams, religious groups, crowds, large bureaucratic organizations, etc.) operate in a wide variety of situations, and in assessing and evaluating how societies work. Sociology explores assumptions about people, their groups, and their societies. It carefully analyzes problem areas and evaluates possible solutions.

Student Honors and Awards
Sociology majors who maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average in the discipline and overall will be eligible for induction into Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society. A minimum of 12 credit hours of sociology taken at Fredonia is required.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Core courses (18 credit hours):

ANTH 115Introductory Anthropology

3

or

SOC 219Cultures of the World

3

SOC 116Introductory Sociology

3

SOC 200Statistics in the Real World

3

SOC 300Research Methods

3

SOC 380Sociological Theory

3

SOC 400Senior Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:18
NOTE:
  • SOC 200 or equivalent

Electives (21 credit hours, 15 credits must be at 300-level or above):

Students may choose any class from any theme.
Total Credit Hours:21

Cultural Sociology

SOC 201Social Problems

3

SOC 219Cultures of the World

3

SOC 275Social Inequalities

3

SOC 306Sex and Gender

3

SOC 310Sociology of Deviant Behavior

3

SOC 324City and Community

3

SOC 331American Utopian Communities

3

SOC 334Caribbean Societies and Cultures

3

SOC 335Sociology of Sport

3

Healthcare and Public Health

SOC 215Introduction to Public Health

3

SOC 218Introduction to Social Work

3

SOC 311Sociology of Addiction

3

SOC 312Plagues and Peoples

3

SOC 340Medical Sociology

3

SOC 342Food and Culture

3

SOC 345Women, Health and Society

3

SOC 415Seminar in Public Health

1

Families

SOC 230Our Populated Planet

3

SOC 320Family Sociology

3

SOC 363Victimology

3

SOC 364Juvenile Delinquency

3

SOC 365Family Violence

3

Alternating Themes

SOC 350Special Topics

1-3

SOC 470Directed Study

1-6

SOC 472Sociology Internship

1-15

NOTE:
  • SOC 200, or equivalent
  • SOC 219, only for students who have taken ANTH 115 in the core
  • SOC 380, Fall semester only
  • SOC 400, Spring semester only
  • Internship credit may be applied toward your Sociology electives if approved by your advisor. However, no more than 6 hours of internship credit may be applied toward your Sociology electives. Internship credit beyond 6 hours may be applied as non-major electives (up to the college limit for internship credit).
  • Designated cross-listed courses: SOC 306, SOC 312, SOC 331, SOC 334, SOC 345

Total Credit Hours: 39