Sociology is the study of collective human life. As a social science, it combines scientific and humanistic perspectives in the study of urban and rural life, family patterns and relationships, social change, inter-group relations, social class, environment, technology and communications, health care and illness, social movements, community responses to disasters, and pressing contemporary social issues.
Sociology is a liberal arts major with an advantage. In addition to knowledge in specific course areas, you will learn social theory and research methodology. These will be useful to you as you enter the job market for careers in a wide variety of fields including social research, criminology, demography, social psychology, public administration, gerontology, education, rehabilitation, social work, and market research. It provides a useful background for those planning to enter law, business, health care, community planning, and politics.
Persons holding a Bachelor's degree in sociology are frequently employed in the helping professions, in business, and in various public sector positions, especially those dealing with social programs and their implementation. Teaching and research careers in sociology require graduate training
Terms & Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. A graduate of Clinton Community College’s Associate in Arts (A.A.), Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Science program will be accepted into SUNY Plattsburgh’s Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Sociology program, upon meeting the following conditions:
- Apply for admission to SUNY Plattsburgh.
- Achieve a minimum over-all cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
2. SUNY Plattsburgh will accept up to 67 Clinton Community College transfer credits.
3. A Bachelor of Arts with the major in Theatre will be awarded upon meeting the following:
- Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours.
- A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in all sociology (SOC) courses.
- A minimum grade of C or better is required in SOC101 and SOC491.
- A minimum grade of “C” in Written Expression (Clinton’s ENG101).
- A minimum of 42 credit of upper-division, 300-400 level courses, with 21 of the upper-division credits being completed in residence at Plattsburgh.
- The residency requirement is 36 credit hours completed at Plattsburgh, with 18 of the 36 credits in sociology (SOC) courses.
- Completion of 90 credits in liberal arts, for the Bachelor of Arts.
- Completion of general education.
- Completion of all major requirements.
- Students must complete 30 of their last 36 credits in residence.