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Sociology, Bachelor of Arts / Master of Arts

St. John's University Student In Class
144 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus


The combined baccalaureate and master’s program in sociology is designed to provide highly-motivated students with the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years of full-time study.

Students in the program may elect a thesis or non-thesis option. Those in the thesis track matriculate for a total of 144 credits (30 on the graduate level), including six credits of SOC 900 (Master’s Research). Those electing the non-thesis option complete a total of 147 credits (33 on the graduate level).

After completion of the requirements for the B.A., students enroll full time in graduate courses for the fifth year of the combined degree program. For specific program requirements, please contact the department chair.

Department Contact

Roberta Villalon, Ph.D., Chair
Sociology and Anthropology
St. John Hall 444L
[email protected]



Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this dual degree program.

Students should apply for admission to the combined BA/MA program during the second semester of their sophomore year, in consultation with the department chair. Qualifying students have completed at least 60 credits of undergraduate work with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and at least 12 credits of sociology courses with an index of 3.5. Students are expected to maintain grades commensurate with the requirements for entry into this combined degree program while matriculated.

Dean Contacts

Laura Schramm, Ph.D., Associate Dean
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
St. John Hall 145
[email protected]

Molly Mann, M.L.S., Assistant Dean
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
St. John Hall 145
[email protected]


Career Outcomes

All professionals gain an edge from being able to research and analyze information, and graduates holding a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology are well-equipped to answer the demand for these skills. Our program at St. John’s is specifically geared toward preparing you for a career in the following diverse fields:

  • Public Relations
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Family Service Agencies
  • Federal Investigation
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Advertising
  • Parole/Probation
  • U.S. Customs
  • Research Analysis
  • Program Evaluation

The program will also prepare you for further study in law, sociology, and social work. Our graduates have gone on to pursue doctoral and law degrees at institutions such as the University of California-Los Angeles, University of Connecticut, University of Chicago, Georgetown University, and Columbia University.