Long Island Human Relations Department
Analyze society. Understand human behavior. Get ready.
The bachelor’s degree program in human relations at St. Joseph's University prepares students for a diverse range of careers in a job market that continues to change.
Ideal for students intrigued by the challenge of understanding the sociological and psychological factors that shape human behavior, human relations is an interdisciplinary program that combines facets of sociology and psychology. You will hone your skills in analyzing society from multiple perspectives, learning from faculty who are dedicated sociologists and psychologists engaged in clinical work and research.
Study a diverse array of topics that range from globalization to personality, racial and gender inequality to social psychology, and deviant behavior to forensic psychology. Get ready to examine the complexities of society and how they impact human behavior.
Elena Cahn ’19
Human Relations Major
“When I transferred to St. Joe’s, I decided to major in human relations because it seemed like good option in perusing my interests in social services. After my experiences in classes and receiving guidance from faculty, I’d like to pursue a career in social work after graduation. I am forever grateful for the caring, helpful staff and my experiences at St. Joseph’s that have led to my chosen career path.”
The Long Island Human Relations Experience
Career Opportunities: Pursue a variety of career options in the private and public sectors, including social work, business, education, government, journalism and nonprofit organizations.
Internship Experience: Recent internship opportunities for our human relations majors include the United Nations, social service agencies, news media outlets and rehabilitation centers.
The Choice is Yours: Not sure you want to commit to a major in human relations? It’s also available as a minor and as a concentration for students majoring in child study.
Human Relations Major
What can you do with a degree in human relations?
Students in our 36-credit human relations program immerse themselves in a broad range of courses, from globalization to personality, from racial and gender inequality to social psychology, from behavior modification to environmentalism, from deviant behavior to forensic psychology. Graduates emerge prepared for a full range of careers in the private and public sectors, including social work, business, education, government, journalism and nonprofit organizations.
Human Relations Minor
Take your career to the next level.
Students who minor in human relations delve deeper into psychology and sociology courses. The 24-credit minor blends two subjects – with 12 credits in psychology and 12 credits in sociology – preparing students to work closely with people at every stage of their careers. Our minor prepares graduates with the skills they need to be successful in a variety of careers, including the ability to pay attention to detail, outstanding communication and listening skills, negotiation skills and professional discretion.
Human Relations Concentration for Child Study
Broaden your career choices.
Our concentration in human relations is the perfect complement to a child studies major. Students pursuing a concentration in human relations must earn 30 credits – a blend of 12 credits in required courses with 18 credits of electives, all at a 200 level or higher – that explore the exciting fields of psychology and sociology. Our human relations concentration gets you ready to be the best educator you can be by encouraging you to explore how people behave and learn, and applying it to your teaching methodology.