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Sociology B.A.

Students receive a broad overview of sociology and master specific analytic skills, including quantitative methods, qualitative methods, social theory, critical thinking and clear writing.
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About this Program

  • Provides students with both a broad introduction to the field and an opportunity for concentration within the specialty areas of the department.
  • Offers opportunities for internship experiences and assisting in faculty research projects.
  • Emphasizes skill development in the areas of analytic reasoning, analytic writing, computer literacy, elementary qualitative and quantitative research, information retrieval and report presentation.

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College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) is Syracuse University’s first and largest college. As the home of the liberal arts, our internationally recognized programs provide the cornerstone of a Syracuse University education with 50+ majors in the natural sciences and mathematics, the humanities and the social sciences (in partnership with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs).
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As a sociology major, you’ll take four required courses in the fundamentals of sociology, including research methods and critical issues. You’ll build upon this foundational core by selecting six elective courses in sociology, depending on your unique areas of interest.

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