The Social Sciences program aims to develop a student’s capacity to explore, explain, and interpret the human experience. Through the disciplines of psychology and sociology, the student will come to better understand and appreciate individuals, society, and the social forces that impact people. The Social Sciences program is part of the Division of Arts and Sciences.
Through courses in psychology students better understand how thoughts, emotions and the brain influence human behavior. The sociology courses give students insight to the impact social forces such as groups, organizations, social class, and culture.
This interdisciplinary approach creates the framework for understanding human behavior by having the student gain insights and knowledge of themselves and other people. More importantly, it enables the student to imagine and empathize with people in a variety of different situations.
Concordia’s program in the Social Sciences is a useful foundation for pursuing various career paths or graduate school opportunities. The program encourages the development of critical thinking, analytical skills, and research and writing capabilities, all of which are needed for the pursuit of advanced degrees.
Social Sciences Specializations:
Psychology—This specialization has many contributions to offer today’s fast-paced world. From theories of "what makes people tick" to specific practices of stress management, there are many ways psychology can provide perspective and assist in the more effective management of one’s life. Also, psychology has a long history of developing special insights and techniques to help people in our society struggling with many different kinds of mental illness.
Sociology—The study of sociology is a way of viewing events, relationships, and influences that form the fabric of our lives and much of our history. Students of sociology will examine the ways in which people are shaped and influenced by their culture and society and vice versa. The sociological perspective will allow students to critically analyze the world around them and their place within it.
Sample Social Sciences Program Courses:
|The Civil Rights Movement||Abnormal Psychology|
|Sociology of Globalization||Counseling Psychology|
|Race & Ethnicity||Developmental Psychology|
|Social Problems||Biological Psychology|
|Social Psychology||Cognitive Psychology|
|Social Theory||Social Class|
Social Sciences Career Paths:
|Advertising manager||Substance abuse counselor|
|Admissions counselor||Probation/parole officer|
|Business manager||Career counselor|
|Market research analyst||Child welfare worker|
|Psychologist||Community service agency director|
|Child welfare worker||Rehabilitation counselor|
|Hospital administrator||Labor relations specialist|
|Mental health worker||Researcher|
|Personnel manager||Guidance counselor|
|Nursing home administrator||Speech pathologist|
Social Sciences Faculty:
Assistant Professor of Psychology
M.S.Ed., Fordham University; B.A., Concordia College-New York
Dr. Robin Das
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. and M.A.., Fordham University, B.A., Iona College