You can complete a major or a minor in Sociology and Anthropology, a minor in Social Work, or combine your B.A. with an M.A. in Sociology or Criminology and Justice.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology educates students about social and cultural structures and practices that influence human behavior. We provide you with the sociological and anthropological skills to research individuals’ interactions in small groups, organizations, and communities, paying particular attention to structural inequalities along class, gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity, both within and across geographical borders, as well as historical and contemporary collective movements organized to provoke social change. An educational background in Sociology and Anthropology will prepare you to lead as a researcher, consultant, professor, or practitioner in both private and public work settings.
You can complete a major or a minor in Sociology and Anthropology, a minor in Social Work, or combine your B.A. with an M.A. in Sociology or Criminology and Justice. These graduate-level studies allow you to further develop specialized knowledge for your career or prepare for advanced study in related doctoral programs. We offer coursework in the areas of Sociological Theory, Research Methodologies, Statistics, Social Inequalities (Race & Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, and Class), Social Movements, and Crime. Our faculty is devoted to students and maintains active research agendas.
SOC 1030 The Social Welfare SystemSOC 1090 Introduction to Social WorkSOC 4530 Social Work Internship
6 elective credits in Sociology
Under advisement, Human Services courses may apply to the Social Work minor. However, all Human Services students must take SOC 1030.
Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs http://www.nysed.gov/heds/IRPSL1.html. Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.
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The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Global Development and Social Justice program aims at best practices and leadership in global development. Our mission of social justice and human rights advocacy, grounded in Catholic Social Teaching and the Vincentian tradition “to provide excellent education for all people, especially those lacking economic, physical, or social advantages,” is reflected through our innovative online methodology. We seek especially to provide education to those lacking economic and social means.
The program provides extensive training in research methods and specialized areas of psychological study, including experimental, developmental, abnormal, personality and social psychology.
Students in this 18-credit minor must complete the following requirements along with the Integrating Interdisciplinary Seminar in Social Justice and a minimum of 40 hours of service learning.
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