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.

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.


Social Sciences Program Courses:

  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Sociology of Globalization
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Social Problems
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Theory
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Class


Social Sciences Faculty:

Elizabeth Geiling
Instructor 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:

Psychology

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

Sociology

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