Sociology Major

Sample Courses

  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociological Research
  • Statistics for Social Research

Popular Electives

  • Sociology of Medicine
  • Field Research Methods
  • Illness, Self, and Society
  • Sociology of Sports
  • Sociology of Deviance
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Global Social Change

Recent Internships or Field Experiences

  • ARC of Livingston County
  • Hillside Family of Agencies
  • Livingston County Department of Social Services
  • Livingston County Office of the Aging
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Monroe County Public Defender’s Office
  • NYS Division of Human Rights
  • Senator Charles Shumer’s Office, Rochester, NY

Sociology Major

Why study sociology at Geneseo?

The sociology major emphasizes scientific and humanistic approaches to exploring economic and political institutions, culture, media, family, urban life, families, crime, and other aspects of social life. Graduates pursue advanced study in law, social work, sociology, criminology, community planning, and other fields, or move directly into careers including social and human services, criminal justice, personnel and industrial relations, teaching, research, planning, and public policy.

Sociology majors who develop their basic skills will position themselves for a wide range of jobs and be well-prepared to adapt to changing opportunities.


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Program Highlights

  • Exceptional foundation from which to pursue entry level career opportunities or graduate level education
  • Student activities include Sociology Club and a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society
  • Annual departmental awards honor outstanding students

Example Careers

  • Counselor
  • Lawyer
  • Public Health Researcher
  • Market Researcher
  • Political Staff
  • Pollster
  • Public School Teacher
  • Social Advocate
  • Social Worker
  • Sociology Professor
  • Sociology Researcher
  • Therapist

Contact Info

Michael Restivo, Department Chair
Bailey 206A


Sociology Faculty

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