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Field Research

Sociology majors are encouraged to apply their knowledge outside of the classroom and participating in field research is a popular and useful educational component. Starting as early as the introductory courses, students are given opportunities to conduct field work through research methods classes and several electives. Sociology majors also have the option to do research within the senior practicum.

In addition to the opportunities presented through coursework, many students regularly participate in the Geneva Collaborative Internship program as well.

Recent Professional Conference Presentations

2019 New York State Sociological Association (NYSSA)

2017 NYSSA

  • “Bolstering Women’s Employment and Increasing Men’s Care Work through Parental Leave Policy Reform,” Alec Rhodes ’18
  • “Navigating the College Social Climate Based on Social Identities,” Sasha Carey ’18
  • “Individual characteristics, academic and social satisfaction, and transfer risk,” Dylan Morris ’19

2016 NYSSA

2016 Engaged Scholarship Forum

Recent Honors Projects

Alec Rhodes ’18: Student Loans and Early Career Earnings: The Roles of Sociodemographic Characteristics, Institutional Context, and Student Experiences Renee Monson, Adviser Samantha Ruthazer ’18: Untold Stories of College Students with an Incarcerated Family Member James Sutton, Adviser Jennifer Sullivan ’18: The Paradox of Opportunity and Objectification in Athletics: How Female Athletes Experience the Double Bind James Sutton, Adviser Chloe Sudduth ’17: Upscaling Downtown Geneva: Urban Nightlife and the Decline of Diversity Ervin Kosta, Adviser