Degrees Granted
BA, Minor
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With the benefit of our leadership in social justice, explore the issues affecting diverse populations around the globe.

Why Earn Your BA in Sociology?

Make a positive impact on the world around you by helping others as a mediator, counselor, psychologist, social worker or healthcare worker. Pursue a career in the nonprofit world, or launch a career in business, law, human resources or public policy.

Why Major in Sociology at Adelphi?

  • Expand your perspective by analyzing a diverse range of subjects relating to social inequality.
  • Learn through active participation in small classes, where distinguished faculty focus on fostering an inclusive community and open dialogue.
  • Graduate with a toolbox of skills in high demand from employers and graduate schools, including empathy-building, active listening, critical thinking and data analysis.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Sociology?

Make a positive impact by helping others as a market research analyst, policy analyst, mediator, counselor, teacher, patient advocate, management consultant or lawyer. Pursue a career in the nonprofit world, or launch a career in public relations, law, human resources or public policy.

Inside Look: Liberal Arts at Adelphi

92%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our baccalaureate graduates say that Adelphi University increased their intellectual curiosity, ability and potential
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

Adelphi’s sociology program helped me learn about the human connections that unite us all, as well as different ways to analyze those connections. This major gives me insights into society like no other field.

Rebecca Luther First-year Sociology major

Minor in Sociology

A minor in sociology provides a structured approach to studying issues related to identity, culture and justice and how they shape our world. You will learn how social movements emerge from the collective efforts of individuals, and you will study the role that social forces play in defining racial identities and gender roles.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi, we believe hands-on experience is key to setting our students up for future career success. You will be encouraged to conduct independent research projects on subjects that are meaningful to you and your career path. Many courses in the department include a research component, such as a survey, field research or participant observation.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to land a life-changing internship at one of the numerous organizations in the New York area, including media-related venues, advocacy organizations, and law and social justice groups. Recent student placements have included:

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Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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