Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Science

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"Our social science program at Alfred State prepares students to continue their education. You can start off small and continue to grow."

Jill Amati, Program Coordinator
Program Advantages

The liberal arts & sciences program is designed to prepare graduates for a foundation in social and behavioral sciences. With this, the program also provides the groundwork in general education for continuing students. Graduates are qualified to enter baccalaureate programs in a variety of academic disciplines such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, and political science as well as professional fields like early childhood/childhood education, adolescent education, criminal justice, pre-law, human services management, and business administration.

Professional Outlook

Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent - 100 percent transferred to continue their education.

Sociologists will continue to be needed to apply sociological research to other disciplines.  For example, sociologists may collaborate with researchers in other social sciences, such as economists, psychologists and survey researchers, to study how social structures or groups influence policy decisions about health, education, politics, criminal justice, business or economics. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor).

The 2022 median annual salary for sociologists was $98,590.

Jill Amati
Pioneer Quotes

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Social & Behavioral
Sciences Department

“I like it because I can focus. It was close enough from home but far enough for focus.” -Marcus Branwell, Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Science Alumni