St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesQueens Campus, Staten Island Campus
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 a sociology degree.
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 (B.A.) in Sociology at St. John's. This 120-credit program provides a solid theoretical background in sociology along with the analytical and practical skills necessary for meaningful careers in a wide variety of fields.
Depending on your interests and career goals, you can pursue one of the following program tracks to customize your degree:
Michael L. Indergaard
Professor and Chair
Sociology and Anthropology
St. John Hall, Room 444L
For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission.
To earn your B.A. in Sociology, you complete 120 credits, including core, major, and elective requirements. The major requirements are outlined below.
For more information about the courses listed below, please see the St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of our Undergraduate Bulletin.
To customize your degree according to your career goals and interests, you may opt to select a program track and apply nine elective credits to one of the following focus areas. If you do not elect a program track, you may instead choose 15 elective courses in consultation with an advisor.
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.
Take advantage of St. John’s location in dynamic New York City. Our faculty and Career Services have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area.
You 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. You can live and learn at St. John's Rome, Italy, campus and Paris, France, location. Visit Global Education for more information.
As a Sociology major, you gain a solid understanding of social dynamics and their impact on human relations in communities, organizations and on the global level. You also develop valuable communication and writing skills that are vital to the discipline — and to professional success in virtually any field.
In your efforts, you are guided and mentored by St. John's internationally recognized faculty of scholar-teachers.
You can develop a strong academic and professional edge by joining the Alpha Kappa Delta sociology honor society, in addition to any of St. John's more than 180 student clubs, organizations, and honor societies.
Every student at St. John's enjoys the outstanding academic resources for which the University is known. Facilities include high-tech classrooms, laboratories, and our 1.7 million-volume University Library.