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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.


James Gamvas
Celene Krauss
Julia Nevarez

B.A. in Sociology

Curriculum Sheet

4-Year Plan

American Sociological Association

Contact Us:

James Gamvas
J103L - Hutchinson Hall
School of Social Sciences
(908) 737-3993

Also available

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
Sociology student Kristen Failla

Cougars Climb Higher

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.

Internships and Jobs

At Kean, we believe in helping all of our students find internships and jobs that support their career goals. Career services staff provide professional services and offer job fairs and networking events year-round.

Kean students gain real-world experience through internships. (Medical Technology)
Internships and Jobs


Kean students have the chance to conduct research with world-class faculty and present their findings at the annual Kean Research Days event.

Research days students at poster presentations. School and Clinical Psychology, LPC Qualification, Medical Technology

Study Abroad

Kean offers study abroad opportunities in many countries. Study at Wenzhou-Kean University in China for the cost of a semester at Kean USA.

Kean students in a gorgeous outdoor setting in Northern Ireland 2023
Study Abroad


2019 Sociology graduates
Sociology graduates share a proud moment at Kean Commencement 

Many graduates continue their education, pursuing master's degrees in law and other fields. Alumni careers include:

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

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