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Department of Sociology
10/25/2013 - Two New Special Topics Courses Offered by Sociology Department in the Spring 2014 Semester
There are two special topics courses that will be offered in the Sociology Department in the Spring, and they are:
10/25/2013 - Graduate and Professional School Fair Monday, October 28th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Chase Gymnasium
Calling all juniors, seniors, and anyone thinking of graduate or professional school! You will not want to miss the event that is happening Monday in the Chase Gym, where we will representatives from more than 70 colleges and universities with information about law schools, medical schools, the health professions, business administration, social work, psychology, sociology, engineering, computer science, pharmacy and other arts and science areas. A complete list of the participating schools is available at the Career Development Center, x 2534. Information on graduate assistantship and graduate fellowship opportunities will be provided by the schools in attendance.
10/4/2013 - Sociology Department Advisement Session Event 2013--October 25 at the Hunt Ballroom
Please see the announcement and flyer for details about the upcoming advisement event, hosted by the sociology department annually. This is your chance to learn important information about your major, student clubs, honor societies, internships, research opportunities, advice for the future, and more. Attendance at this event provides priority enrollment status for major courses in the Spring. Hope to see you there! (and don't forget to bring your arrow sheet).
Overview: The Department of Sociology
With nine full time faculty, several part time teaching faculty and internship coordinators working in the field, the Sociology Department at Oneonta State is big enough to provide cutting edge programs yet small enough to offer a personalized educational experience.
We currently offer four undergraduate majors (with a fifth on the way):
We also offer four undergraduate minors
For information on individual courses, please visit our courses page.
If you are wondering what you can do with a sociology major, take a look at this informational website released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It forecasts a bright future for sociologists, who possess the kinds of skills that will be most marketable in the years to come. Here is an excerpt:
The faculty view themselves as genuine teachers and scholars. To learn more about the faculty, you should visit the faculty page. In recent years members of the department have published more than a dozen books with more on the way, as well as numerous scholarly articles, conference presentations, and other research reports. In other words, the sociology faculty are engaged scholars who are active in the field. Members of the faculty have also been honored on several occasions for excellence in teaching by the Panhellenic Association and listed in Who's Who among American Teachers.
At Oneonta, you won't find yourself sitting in a lecture hall with 400 students because there is no lecture hall that can hold that many students. But unlike some small colleges, you will find a rich assortment of courses to take. And that's the kind of advantage you get in a place that is not too big, not too small, but just right!
At SUNY Oneonta, our students are our top priority. A lot of colleges and universities might make similar claims and then turn around and treat students like a distraction from research. The fact is we actually make students a priority while at the same time maintaining an impressive level of scholarship. If you are thinking about coming to SUNY Oneonta to be a part of the Sociology Department, or if you are a current student looking for important information, you should visit our student page.
The Sociology department is proud to have two different clubs, the Sociology Club and the Criminal Justice Club. Students who join these clubs will give themselves an enhanced experience while at the College. This comes in the form of social networks, which are important for career success, but also as a source of friendship and enjoyment. Both clubs participate in fundraising efforts, host workshops and speakers, go on exciting field trips, particpate in professional conferences (such as the Eastern Sociological Society), and generally have a good time and grow at the same time.
For students who achieve the highest level of academic performance, we offer membership with Alpha Kappa Delta (Alphi Pi chapter), the International Sociology Honor Society. Graduating with honors is a distinction that will greatly enhance your appeal.
Looking for information related to your professional development or doing research and want to find a place to present it. Then you should take a look at the resources page.
If you would like more information about the Sociology Department, any of its programs (majors, tracks, minors), faculty, activities, courses, etc., please do not hesitate to contact us.