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Kean University has created a comprehensive Climb Higher Restart Plan for Fall 2020. Please visit the Return to Campus page to find details and contact information for student services, admissions and more.

What You Learn

You acquire an in-depth understanding of complex social issues, learn to develop public policy and conduct research.

  • Explore how societal and institutional values intersect with issues of individual, group and social identity
  • Examine the impact of laws and policies on specific demographics

  • Devise studies, analyzing and applying quantitative and qualitative findings

  • Contribute to public discourse and address societal challenges

  • Enhance your ability to think critically, write effectively and understand events within a social context

You can choose to minor in sociology to enhance learning in your chosen major. You can also complete your degree at Kean Ocean in Toms River.

B.A. in Sociology

Curriculum Sheets and 4-Year Plans

American Sociological Association

Contact Us:

James Gamvas
J103L - Hutchinson Hall
School of Social Sciences
gamvasj@kean.edu
(908) 737-3993

Clock tower through view of flowers

Kean Research Days enabled me to interact with faculty on an academic and social level. It’s such a good networking experience. I presented a sociology study detailing how to better implement coping strategies in the classroom in the aftermath of shootings, natural disasters and other traumatic events."

Kristen Failla '19
Sociology student Kristen Failla

The Classroom and Beyond

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

After Kean

2019 Sociology graduates
Proud 2019 Sociology graduates attend Kean's commencement ceremony.

Kean Sociology majors have successful careers in a wide variety of industries. Many graduates continue their education, pursuing master's degrees in sociology, law and other fields. Alumni careers include:

  • Teacher
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Mental health associate
  • Family advocate
  • Legal assistant
  • Human resources manager
  • Professional services specialist

Honor Society

Founded in 1920, Alpha Kappa Delta seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.  

Induction Ceremony 

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Time: 3:30pm
Location: CAS 106

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