SOCIOLOGY

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Overview

With a degree in Sociology, you’ll build a framework for understanding complex societal issues, with a valuable foundation for many community-oriented careers, including human services, teaching, law and politics.

CONCENTRATIONS:

Criminal Justice


What you’ll study: Methods of social research, criminology, juvenile delinquency, deviance and social control.

What you can do: Become a police officer, probation officer, paralegal, or enter various careers in the court system.

Please review the recommended sequence of courses.

General Sociology


What you’ll study: Courses in social science theories and methods, including social inequality, urban sociology, race and minority groups, and selected topics in sociology, such as digital media and social life and films of oppression.

What you can do: Become a social worker, public relations coordinator, market research professional, activist or various careers within public service.

Please review the recommended sequence of courses.

Human Services Studies


What you’ll study: Interdisciplinary topics in psychology, sociology, policy, and human services. Opportunity to complete an internship at an agency or non-profit organization.

What you can do: Become a community service manager, drug and alcohol counselor or a community outreach coordinator.

Please review the recommended sequence of courses.



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Fast Facts

  • Sociology offers practical skills needed to succeed in a diverse, global society.
  • According to the American Sociological Association, over half of recent sociology graduates are employed in social services, administrative support, management, or education.
  • The Bloomfield College criminal justice program has a strong working relationship with criminal justice agencies throughout the region. As a student, you’ll be encouraged to get hands-on experience in the field by spending a semester as an intern at one of these agencies.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to conduct your own research on a sociological topic.
  • Sociology faculty have authored books on their sociological studies.

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You could be …

A community service manager: Median pay $64,680 per year. Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They manage staff who provide social services to the public.

A social worker: Median pay $46,890 per year. Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Clinical social workers also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral and emotional issues.

A police officer: Median pay $61,600 per year. Police officers protect lives and property.

A correctional officer: Median pay $42,820 per year. Correctional officers are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in jail or prison.

Nonprofit director: Median pay $64,086 per year. Nonprofit directors are equivalent to a CEO for a nonprofit organization. They are responsible for strategy, daily operations of the organization and working closely with the board of directors.

(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)


Sociology students

Contact Information

Natascia Boeri

Natascia Boeri

Assistant Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1778
Office: 59 Fremont, Room 306
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Claudia Kowalchyk

Associate Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1287
Office: 59 Fremont, Room 303
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Esmail Najmi

Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1645
Office: 59 Fremont, Room 206
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Vânia Penha-Lopes

Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1540
Office: 59 Fremont, Room 304
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"If you want to be encouraged, and if you value engaged learning, this is the right place for you.” – Dr. Esmail Najmi, Bloomfield Sociology Faculty
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., activist and sociology major
“You must learn to use your life experience in your intellectual work: continually examine and interpret it.” – C.W. Mills, American sociologist
“Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?” – Michelle Obama, First Lady and sociology major