Sociology BA

Our sociology major offers a challenging and widely applicable undergraduate curriculum with core requirements coupled with interesting electives as popular culture, street gangs and the sociology of sports and leisure.


You’ll acquire knowledge that can help you think critically and communicate effectively about social structures and the forces that shape individual, group and collective experience. The program's scope ranges from the analysis of small-group behavior to the study of the development of large social systems — from the family to education, religion, government and the economy.

Join the Sociology Club. Participate in valuable internships, usually at social and county agencies, and take advantage of our extensive overseas study program. Opportunities for exceptional students include working with professors one-on-one in independent study courses, and participating in the SUNY Oswego Sociology Honors Society. An annual Sportsmanship Day Symposium provides an opportunity to present on sports sociology (and other related) topics.


Bachelor of Arts


  • Awareness of social injustice and inequality: identify and suggest ways to address social inequality, social injustice, prejudice and discrimination
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in social theory, social research and the analysis of a major social problem
  • Foundational knowledge in sociology: understanding of founders and early thinkers, their contributions to the discipline and to social thought and societal awareness

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Counseling
  • Community planning
  • Health services
  • Market research
  • Social services

Studying sociology at SUNY Oswego has ignited a passion within me for understanding social issues and advocating for change.

The best thing about this major are the professors. They care about their students. They have helped me do well and actually enjoy school. They're always there to help.

Program Resources

The Oswego Guarantee

  • No increase in room & board 
  • Timely course offerings
  • High touch connections to alumni 
  • Small student to faculty ratio
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Join our Sociology where you can gain greater awareness of social issues and make a difference. We apply to national conferences on the east coast, while also having a great time traveling there.


Learn what it's like to work in a professional setting while still in school.

Sociology Honors Society

Excel and eligible sociology majors will be inducted into the Sociology Department's Honor Society.

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