Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior and interaction, which is greatly influenced by religious, ethical, and social beliefs. A degree in sociology can lead to endless employment opportunities in the following areas: criminal justice, education, research and planning, government, business and industry, and human services. Job titles include teacher, counselor, administrator, manager, and analyst. Sociologists prepare reports; examine how social influences affect different individuals and groups; design research projects to test social issue theories; and analyze and draw conclusions from data collected through surveys, observations, and interviews.
Vital skills include critical-thinking, communication, and problem-solving. Sociology majors devote a lot of time to writing and research. Instruction includes social theory, race and ethnicity, humanities, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and urban sociology. Students also have the option of specializing in a wide range of topics: gender, poverty, crime, and education are just a few.
The 2010 median pay for sociologists was $72,360, but the entry-level education was at the master's degree level. There are two types of sociology master's degree programs: traditional programs and applied, clinical, and professional programs.
Columbia is a perfect destination for anyone interested in sociology, with the department playing a leading role in the growth of sociology and the social sciences after World War II. Being located in New York City gives students the perfect locale to observe people from all over the world, how they relate, and the varied social issues they face. Some areas of research taking place at the university include cultural sociology, economic sociology, ethnography, globalization, health and population, historical sociology, inequality, organizations, political sociology, race, ethnicity and migration, science, knowledge and technology, and urban poverty and city. You are able to receive a free-standing master’s degree in sociology through an intensive, one-year program that combines academic training with research, much of which takes place in the urban environment of the city. PhD candidates are expected to apply for grants, publish articles and/or books, and present their work at professional meetings.
New York University offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 88 Sociology students graduated with students earning 50 Bachelor's degrees, 31 Master's degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY||19 : 1||31,456|
|CUNY Hunter College New York, NY||37 : 1||23,193|
|New York University New York, NY||17 : 1||52,885|
|CUNY City College New York, NY||31 : 1||15,816|
|CUNY Graduate School and University Center New York, NY||36 : 1||8,503|
|The New School New York, NY||24 : 1||10,432|
|Barnard College New York, NY||10 : 1||2,631|
|Teachers College at Columbia University New York, NY||20 : 1||4,489|
|CUNY Bernard M Baruch College New York, NY||38 : 1||18,679|
|Marymount Manhattan College New York, NY||20 : 1||1,892|
|Yeshiva University New York, NY||16 : 1||5,357|
|York College of Pennsylvania York, PA||24 : 1||4,307|
|Touro College New York, NY||27 : 1||11,631|
|CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, NY||40 : 1||15,880|
|CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY||46 : 1||25,500|