Why Study Sociology?

    Does inequality bother you? Do you wonder how vulnerable communities can empower themselves and seek justice? When you study sociology you will understand how systems and experiences of oppression and exclusion as well as privilege and solidarity are created. Armed with this knowledge, you can become an effective agent of social change. 

    Why Study Sociology at MMC?

    In New York City, the global is local. You’ll engage all aspects of society through deep exploration of the city’s diverse neighborhoods, cultural institutions, political networks, and public policy debates. You’ll observe power structures, norms, and hierarchies up close and start to question them using the sociologist’s toolkit: data visualization, oral history, statistics, photography, and other methods. Best of all, you’ll be knee deep in an urban ecosystem that embraces action and social change leading to greater transparency and equity.

    What You Will Learn

    Studying people and culture can be a critical complement to almost all areas of study. With a minor in Sociology, our students learn how inequality and discrimination block the road to justice. This knowledge is the substance of a sociology committed to harmony across challenging social differences such as sexuality, race, or, religion. Sociology minors will learn;

    • How to identify social phenomena and their causes
    • How to explain and articulate social change
    • Effective methods to evaluate social welfare


    Associate Professor of Sociology
    Chair, Department of Politics and Human Rights
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    Program Highlights

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    Intern with institutions like Gays and Lesbians Living In a Transgender Society (G.L.I.T.S.) or the Social Science Research Council.
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    Collaborate with fellow Sociology students enrolled in our Bedford Hills College Program through classes, conferences, and school-wide clubs.
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    With New York City as a studio and laboratory, you will have unparalleled research opportunities across the most pressing local, national, and global social issues.


    Careers and Outcomes


    • Research Assistant
    • Clinical Social Worker
    • Psychotherapist
    • Assistant Professor
    • Paralegal
    • Senior Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager


    • New York City Criminal Justice Agency
    • Gays and Lesbians Living In a Transgender Society
    • National Center for Children and Families
    • NYC Kids RISE
    • Grow NYC

    The Sojourner Truth Suffrage Academy 

    Designed to give students the opportunity to explore the history of enfranchisement in the United States and beyond, the Academy offers connection- and immersion-level courses, from American History classes to Black Female Sexuality in Film, Photography and Social Engagement, and The Social Psychology of Dress, among others. The Academy also offers a robust speaker series and collaborates with MMC’s renowned Prison Education programs.

    Learn more about the Sojourner Truth Suffrage Academy 

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