With outstanding faculty and a low student-to-faculty ratio, the Social Sciences program at Stevens allows students to explore a variety of the social sciences while concentrating in one field. This interdisciplinary focus allows students to study the political, sociological, and psychological impact of technology, engineering, and science upon society.
About the Program
Students can choose a specific track to focus their studies on within the social sciences, including psychology, sociology or political science.
The Psychology track gives students the opportunity to study behavior and mental processes, as well as the study of intelligence, language acquisition, and human development across the life span. In combination with the breadth of interdisciplinary curricula across Stevens, several of our students have gone on to study medicine, become researchers in neuroscience, or have careers in business, industrial organization, school counseling and clinical psychology. At the B.A. level, students may find work in government agencies, like child welfare, or in non-governmental agencies.
Focusing in Sociology allows students to learn about issues from social relationships and interactions (microsociology) to social institutions and organizations (macrosociology) as well as the connection between the two. The sociology track is is a good foundation for graduate studies in sociology, social psychology and related fields. In addition, sociology graduates may find work in government agencies, non-profit organizations, social service agencies, and educational institutions. They can also go on to plan careers in law, social welfare, education, public health, market research, public relations, management, and human resources.
Political Science students focus on political systems, governments and ideologies while considering the nuances of power and politics. Within political science there are several specialized areas: international relations, comparative politics, national politics, state and local politics. Lately, areas such as public opinion, political parties, legal studies, gender and racial politics have received the greatest attention. The political science track readies students for career options in the public sector, research organizations, think tanks, non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations.
In January 2017, the Stevens Diplomacy Lab was announced as a semifinalist for the 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards competition from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.