Why Study Sociology at Le Moyne?

What is your role in society, and how do you fulfill it? Can we really live as individuals, or are we always influenced by the people around us? Why do some people act one way, and others another? What is culture?

Sociology is the study of these questions, and so many more. Throughout your coursework you’ll tackle some of the weighty issues that have continuously formed - and challenged - our concepts of society: family, gender, race, marriage, religion, and popular culture. Using empirical data and observations through fieldwork in internships or service learning, you’ll look critically through the lens of other people and begin to make sense of the society around you. And, consequently, you’ll begin to see the world differently.


Program Highlights

Our students receive rigorous training in the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. 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. 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. 

Our Stories


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Class of 2017

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Great things are in store for the Class of 2017.

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Amanda D'Angelo

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Amanda D'ANgelo was admitted to the prestigious Fulbright Student Program.

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Alyssah Brown

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I think about the world differently now.

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A Sociology degree is an ideal preparation for jobs throughout the human services, criminal justice and research professions and beyond. Here are some of the jobs our recent graduates have gotten:

  • Financial Consultant
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Coordinator
  • Professor
  • Law Enforcement
  • Volunteer Coordinator/Diversity Specialist
  • Public Health
  • Urban Planning
Each of the Sociology department’s five concentrations provides rigorous training with emphasis on the skills needed to prepare for these careers after graduation.

  • Human services concentration – work in direct-assistance organizations or pursue graduate study in applied sociology, clinical sociology or social work
  • Research and theory – pursue an academic career such as teaching or research in sociology
  • Students with a concentration in research and theory also may go on to do graduate study in either Ph.D. or applied master’s programs in sociology or professional education in fields such as business, public health and urban planning
  • Criminology and criminal justice – pursue a career in any area related to the juvenile or criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections) or victim/offender services, or undertake graduate work in law, criminology, or behavioral sciences
  • Education concentrations – pursue a teaching career
  • Anthropology – study cross-cultural interactions and understanding, a tool that is useful in any career


Sociology Major (B.A.)
Concentrations in Human Services, Research & Theory, Criminology, Dual Childhood & Special Education, Anthropology
Distinctive Courses: Poverty & Social Justice in Legal System; Diversity in the City; Economics of Poverty;  Food and Culture; Gangs and Criminal Community

Sociology Minor
Learn More in our Academic Catalog

Get in Touch

Contact the Department Chair:

Dr. Frank Ridzi


(315) 445-4480


Contact the Department:

Reilly Hall 417
Department of Anthropology, Criminology and Sociology
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4100