Brooklyn Department of Social Sciences
Advocate for social justice. Be a leader. Get ready.
Delve into social, economic and political issues with our Department of Social Sciences. Students choose between three majors — sociology, economics or political science — and prepare for a future in the field that interests them most.
Students work closely with faculty who are active practitioners in the field, and qualified majors apply their skills to real-life experience through internships. Past interns have served at the United Nations, New York City and state agencies, and the Republican and Democratic national conventions.
Engage in critical thinking, methodological training, contextual analysis and communication. Prepare for graduate school, or to enter such fields as criminal justice, education, nonprofit organizations, business, social work, or state and local government.
Get ready to make a difference in the world of social sciences.
The Brooklyn Social Sciences Experience
Career Opportunities: Graduates are well-equipped to pursue graduate study or enter a variety of professions, including careers in criminal justice, education, nonprofit organizations, business, social work, and state and local government
Minors that Matter: Not sure you want to major one of the social sciences? Consider taking on sociology, economics or political science as a minor. Each complement many of our majors.
Internship Experience: Social science students are encouraged to weave internships into their college experience, applying knowledge gained in class to real-world experience.
Majors and Minors
Take your career to the next level.
Our economics program prepares students to confidently analyze data, while conceptualizing new and innovative ways to tackle fiscal issues. The skills acquired in your classes will translate to jobs in many different fields.
Develop expertise in the field of economics.
An economics minor will arm you with the tools you need to problem solve and resolve fiscal issues in a wide range of fields.
Political Science Major
Learn how to make a difference in the world.
Prospective employees with a background in political science are in demand both in the private and public sectors.
Political Science Minor
Enhance your education.
Add on a political science minor to ensure you receive a rich and broad domain of knowledge at St. Joseph’s.
What can you do with a degree in sociology?
Sociology offers a profound understanding of the development, structure and functioning of human society. Employers from all fields often hire sociology majors for their ability to problem-solve and analyze complex situations and topics from various points of view.
Pave your way to a fulfilling career path.
With a minor in sociology, students leave St. Joseph’s University with advanced knowledge of current societal trends and practices. Enhance your résumé by picking sociology courses that complement your major from a diverse list of electives.
Sociology Concentration for Child Study
Get ahead of the competition.
Understanding social issues will help you interact with students in your future classroom.
Social Sciences Concentration for Child Study
Focus on your future.
Prepare for your future in teaching with a concentration in the social sciences. Become the best educator you can be by exploring how people learn and applying it to your teaching methodology.