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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.

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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

After Kean

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

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