Jun 06, 2023  
2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog

Sociology, B.A.

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Sociology is the study of human society and social behavior. People who study sociology will understand the connections among the facets of everyday life. Sociologists analyze social institutions such as family, education, medicine, religion and politics. They examine the role that race, gender, ethnicity, age and social status play in our daily life. With skills in analysis, critical thinking and communication, sociology majors enjoy careers in many fields.

Program Requirements

Elective Courses in Sociology: 15 Credits

Cognate Requirement: 3 Credits

One statistics course

Recommended Coursework Outside the Major

Consult with a departmental adviser.


  • At least 15 credits in sociology must be completed in residence.
  • At least 15 credits in sociology must be upper-division (i.e., 300 or 400 level).
  • Only one course for the major can be taken S/U.
  • No more than six credits of SOCI 470: Field Research/Practicum may be counted toward the major.

Total Credit Hours Required: 30 Plus 3 Credits of Cognates

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