Sociology, Bachelor of Arts
In today’s diverse global workplace, it is more important than ever to understand the ways different groups of people interact. Psychologists, hospital administrators, research analysts and human resource specialists are just some of the chosen career paths for graduates holding an undergraduate sociology degree from St. John’s.
No wonder the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment growth for sociology majors to increase much faster than average, with opportunities for graduates holding advanced degrees to be even greater.
You can prepare for these opportunities through the Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in Sociology offered by St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This 126-credit program provides students with a solid theoretical background in sociology along with the analytical and practical skills necessary for meaningful careers in a wide variety of fields.
Dawn Esposito, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology are identical to those currently outlined for admission to a four-year, bachelor of arts degree in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at St. John’s.
For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:Back to top
The concepts you learn, analytical skills you develop and experience you gain through hands-on research and sophisticated academic technology will give you an edge in the job market. Graduates of the program go on to positions in academic and government research, policy analysis, program evaluation and other social science endeavors. The degree also prepares you for advanced graduate study, including law school.Back to top
Global Approach to Education
Students take advantage of St. John’s location in dynamic New York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area. Students make New York their classroom through innovative courses like Discover New York.
Students also benefit from St. John's focus on an international academic experience. The University offers extensive study abroad courses during the academic year as well as the winter and summer semesters. Students can live and learn at St. John's Rome, Italy, campus and Paris, France, location.Back to top
Sociology majors gain a solid understanding of social dynamics and their impact on human relations in communities, organizations and on the global level. They also develop valuable communications and writing skills that are vital to the discipline — and to professional success in virtually any field.
In their efforts, they are guided and mentored by St. John's internationally recognized faculty of scholar-teachers.
Students develop a strong academic and professional edge by joining any of St. John's more than 180 student clubs, organizations and honor societies. Those of interest to Sociology majors include the following:
- Alpha Zappa Delta: Honor society in sociology
- Psychology Club
- Government and Politics Society
- Phi Alpha Theta: Honor society in history
- Omicron Delta Epsilon: Honor society in economics
The Skull and Circle Honor Society and the Lambda Kappa Phi Honor Society annually select students from St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who combine scholarship, integrity and dedicated service to the St. John's community.
Every student at St. John's enjoys the outstanding academic resources for which the University is known. All new students receive their own wireless laptop computer with full access to St. John’s award-winning network.
Facilities include high-tech classrooms, laboratories and our 1.7 million-volume University Library. Our new D’Angelo Center is a five-story, 127,000-square-foot University and Student Center with classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks Café and a full-service food court.Back to top