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Behavioral Sciences – Sociology / Social Work, B.S.

Improve the world around you through social work. Learn how counseling, advocacy, and mediation can better quality of life for people and communities of all kinds.

The College of Arts and Sciences is no longer accepting applications for this degree program.

What You’ll Learn

Help people from a range of backgrounds and experiences live better lives through counseling, advocacy, and mediation with the Behavioral Sciences-Sociology / Social Work, B.S. You’ll study different social systems—family units, gangs, religious cults, medical systems, and more—and how they’re impacted by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, and social class.

You’ll gain critical experience with field placement opportunities, as well as work side by side with full-time faculty on original research, presenting at regional and national conferences, as well as New York Tech’s Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE).

Courses are offered in a range of formats, from small groups in traditional classrooms, through distance learning across campuses and classrooms, and online.


  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
  • Boys & Girls Club of America
  • NYC Public School System
  • NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • U.S. Marshals Service

  • Career Options

    • Caseworker
    • Human Resources Specialist
    • Mental Health Counselor
    • Peer Case Monitor
    • Social Worker
    • Substance Abuse Counselor

“New York Tech is a fun and collaborative environment, nestled in the heart of one of the greatest cities in the world. It has been my pleasure to provide for and challenge the minds that are going to shape the future.”

Melissa Huey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.






Top-Tier Ranking

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New York Tech is ranked among the top 25 regional universities in the North.

How You’ll Succeed

Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to pursue entry-level positions in youth and family services, adoption agencies, mental health and substance abuse counseling, hospice care, and more. Your background in sociology will be an advantage in any people-centered field—from marketing and public relations to teaching and customer service.

Many graduates also choose to move on to a graduate degree in Social Work or Sociology in order to pursue private counseling practice or senior positions in the field.

International F-1 students who successfully complete this degree are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension to work in the U.S. in an area directly related to their area of study immediately upon completing the customary 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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Top-Tier Ranking

New York Tech is ranked among the top 25 regional universities in the North.

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New York, NY | April 26, 2024 | 09:00 am - 04:00 pm

This year, the Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) celebrates its 21st anniversary as a student-centered platform for New York Institute of Technology students to showcase their academic excellence. This annual tradition convenes graduate and undergraduate students to showcase their outstanding research and creativity to peers, professors, friends, and family members.

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Celebrating Research and Scholarship

Long Island, NY | April 01, 2024

Faculty and staff gathered at NYIT de Seversky Mansion to celebrate one another’s academic research and achievements at the annual Faculty Scholars recognition event.

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