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
Human Resources Specialist
Mental Health Counselor
Peer Case Monitor
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.
Projected growth of employment of social workers, 2016–2026. (BLS)
Child, family, and school social worker jobs projected to be added by 2026. (BLS)
New York Tech students employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
First-time, full-time, degree-seeking New York Tech students receiving some form of financial aid.
New York Tech is ranked among the top 50 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.