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Sociology (B.A.)

Are you interested in people? Are you fascinated by such topics as cultural diversity or marriage and the family? These subjects and others that deal with social relationships and the nature of society comprise the discipline of sociology.

Sociology is the study of social groups. It is concerned with the way groups are organized, how they function, how they change, and the way in which they influence human behavior. Groups may vary in size and complexity from two people to entire societies. Sociology is a broad and eclectic field, and sociologists use many different approaches, ranging from quantitative methods to humanistic analysis.

The curriculum for the Sociology major is designed to give students maximum exposure to the breadth of the field. Specially designed concentrations in the Sociology major allow students to focus on a particular area of interest or to major in a more general study of sociology.

Degree Requirements

Total credits in major: 37-39

General Education Requirements not fulfilled by Major or required Supporting Courses

Russell Sage College Core Courses: 11 Credits

  • WLD 101 - Reading Women’s Voices/Developing Our Own : 4 Credits
  • WLD 201 - Researching Women’s Lives : 4 Credits
  • WLD 401 - Women Changing the World : 3 Credits

General Education Breadth Requirement: 21 Credits

  • Humanities - Fine & Performing Arts : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - History : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - Literature & Languages : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - Elective : 3 Credits
  • Natural & Physical Sciences : 6 Credits
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (from discipline other than SOC) : 3 Credits

Elective Courses: 49-51 Credits

Total credits required for degree: 120