Social Sciences

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. View career outcomes

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. View career outcomes

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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 Faculty:

Elizabeth Geiling
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

Social Sciences Career Paths:


Advertising manager Substance abuse counselor
Admissions counselor Probation/parole officer
Business manager Career counselor
Market research analyst Child welfare worker
Psychiatrist Guidance counselor
Psychologist Community service agency director


Advertising manager Sociologist
Admissions/career counselor Teacher/professor
Child welfare worker Rehabilitation counselor
Hospital administrator Labor relations specialist
Mental health worker Researcher
Youth counselor Psychiatrist
Personnel manager Guidance counselor
Nursing home administrator Speech pathologist