College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sociology : Major

A degree in sociology offers a solid liberal arts preparation for positions in business, social service, and government. Alfred University's program prepares students for careers in social work, journalism, politics, public relations, business, public administration, or any field that involves investigative skills and working with diverse groups. Learn more about career opportunities for sociology majors.

Students learn to use the sociological method

  • To make systematic comparisons of data from various groups, societies, cultures, and institutions
  • To formulate generalizations about the nature and causes of human social behavior
  • To develop an understanding of interpersonal and intergroup relationships

Majors complete 20 credits of electives in addition to four core courses

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Data Analysis and Statistics
  • Social Theory
  • Research Design and Strategies

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Sociology minor


Division Chairperson: Dr. Karen Porter
Ph: 607.871.2861