The study of society will expand your understanding of humanity — and prepare you for a career in a wide variety of fields.
You look around and you don't just see people going about their business. You see the potential to study social life, the social causes and consequences of human behavior, and the meaning of personal experiences in the larger social world. Our sociology curriculum will help you to understand the workings of societies and their institutions, organizations and groups by exposing you to the history, theory and methods of the discipline. We will help you to develop a "sociological imagination" and make your own discoveries about social experiences. Our teaching and research is strongly rooted in Brooklyn's rich and vibrant environment, and we offer an expanding range of internship and field research opportunities. By the time you graduate, you will be fully prepared for a career in such fields as public policy, law, education, public service, marketing and industry.
The Department of Sociology at Brooklyn College welcomes requests to co-sponsor speakers and events from all student groups, departments and programs. We co-sponsor events because we as a department value the open and free exchange of ideas. As educators, we place great value on learning, inside and outside the classroom. At our commuter campus, students' time is scarce, as most have jobs. We want our students to care enough about ideas and about politics to plan and attend such events. By sponsoring and co-sponsoring speakers, we are not endorsing the ideas expressed. We are instead acknowledging and encouraging students' contributions to the intellectual life of the campus.
Department Chairperson: Carolina Bank Munoz
Undergraduate Deputy: Naomi E. Braine
Location: 3612 James Hall