Sociology Bachelor of Arts

Office: W363 Thompson Hall
(716) 673-3205
Dr. Mary Carney, Chairperson

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

Required Courses (21 credit hours):

ANTH 115Introductory Anthropology


SOC 116Introductory Sociology


SOC 200Social Statistics


SOC 202Social Analysis


SOC 300Research Methods


SOC 380Sociological Theory


SOC 400Senior Seminar


Total Credit Hours:21

NOTE: SOC 200: or equivalent. SOC 380: Fall semester only. SOC 400: Spring semester only.

Electives (18 credit hours):

Elective courses in Sociology, by advisement.

Total Credit Hours:18

Total Credit Hours: 39