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The Sociology program at Le Moyne College provides students with rigorous training in the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Critical training is provided in scientific and humanistic methods of analysis. Graduates are able to apply diverse analytical perspectives to a global world and are prepared to provide leadership toward a more ethical and just society. A major or minor in sociology is one of the most direct ways to delve into serious study of the world around us. At Le Moyne, a sociology degree allows students to study with scholars who have earned their degrees from some of the nation’s leading schools of Economics, Public Affairs, Anthropology, Criminology and Sociology of Religion. In the long-term the department’s rigorous program of study prepares its graduates for successful careers in a variety of fields including the human services, education, academia, law and criminology and criminal justice.
If you would like to learn more about courses, requirements, and opportunities in Sociology, please see the Le Moyne College catalog.
To learn more about the faculty in the Department of Anthropology, Criminology and Sociology, please click here.
The sociology program at Le Moyne College engages students in the challenging study of human social behavior, the social construction of social behavior and its multifaceted causes and consequences. Grounded in a strong theoretical foundation, students examine and analyze diverse factors influencing human social behavior across the life course. By graduation, students are able to apply diverse analytical perspectives within a research framework and to provide leadership toward a more ethical and just society.
The goals of the curriculum for the bachelor's degree in sociology include the expectation that student will develop the following competencies and be able to practice them upon receiving their degree.
The Sociology Club serves the needs of sociology students which are not typically met in formal classroom settings. Many of its activities are career-oriented. Speakers, often Le Moyne graduates, address student concerns regarding careers and preparation for employment. The club sponsors student attendance at professional conferences. And finally, club members organize social activities for students and faculty to meet in a relaxed setting.
Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is the national honor society for sociology. The purpose of Alpha Kappa Delta is to recognize outstanding work by undergraduate students majoring in sociology who are in their junior or senior year and to provide a medium — the refereed journal Sociological Inquiry — through which scholarly work in sociology can be communicated to the scientific community. Alpha Kappa Delta sponsors an annual undergraduate paper competition and provides funds for student research projects and symposia. Membership in AKD is a nationally recognized mark of distinction for a student’s resume or application to graduate programs.
You can get more information about AKD at the webpage for the national office of AKD: http://alphakappadelta.org.
American Sociological Association
Each of the department’s five concentrations provides rigorous sociological training with emphasis on the skills needed to prepare for careers after graduation.
Dr. Frank Ridzi
Reilly Hall 417Department of Anthropology, Criminology and SociologyLe Moyne College1419 Salt Springs RoadSyracuse, NY 13214
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