B.A. On Campus


State University of New York Plattsburgh

48 months
16980 USD/year
16980 USD/year
7070 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The bachelor of arts in Sociology at the State University of New York Plattsburgh provides a general overview of sociology in a historical and comparative context. It combines core courses in sociology with specialized selections encompassing such subjects as women, race & ethnicity, stratification, family and globalization.


What is Unique About Our Program?

Although classroom learning comprises a significant part of your SUNY Plattsburgh experience, out-of-class learning is every bit as important. Internships bridge theoretical concepts with practical experience, and are a high priority in our department. Past internship sites have included police departments, social service organizations, and government agencies, and others. The more practical experience you have on your resume, the more marketable you will be after you graduate.

You will have options to study abroad, learn a foreign language, or get involved with Plattsburgh’s chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international Honor Society for Sociology. The Sociology Club at State University of New York Plattsburgh offers field trips and informal discussion with your peers and faculty, along with the chance to meet and learn from people from many different professions and backgrounds within the sociology field.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

  • Students who major in Sociology have a wide variety of career paths from which to choose. You might decide that being a social researcher is the career for you, or perhaps working with women, children, or disadvantaged groups suits you better. Or maybe you’ve dreamed of developing and implementing a policy that will improve people’s lives through political action or government service.
  • Besides these career paths, many students use their B.A. in Sociology as a stepping stone to graduate study in a variety of fields such as sociology, social work, psychology, criminal justice, political science, or law. The major is diverse and flexible enough to allow you to tailor it to fit your interests and career choice.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Sociology 
  • Research Methods 
  • Sociology of Peace and War 
  • Sociology of Globalization 
  • Sociology of Development in the Americas
  • Sociology of the Environment 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Common Application or SUNY Application
  • Pay the $50 application fee
  • Send an official high school transcript
  • Although applicants are not required to take the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), it is highly recommended.
  • One letter of recommendation is requested. Letters composed in English are preferred, but if necessary, we will accept letters written in other languages.
  • Please compose a personal essay in English using at least 250 words.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8490 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8490 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3535 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Plattsburgh

924 - 2014 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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