Social Sciences

The Division of Social Sciences at Molloy College provides an exceptional educational experience that will help you better understand human behavior, social interactions, the world in which we live - and prepare you for a variety of exciting and rewarding careers. We offer a challenging educational approach that emphasizes experiential learning and includes service learning, internships and research opportunities. With a degree from Molloy, you will learn to put theory into practice and make a difference in the world.

The Division offers enriching programs in:

  • Criminal Justice at the undergraduate and graduate levels prepares you for the rigors of working in the criminal justice system and challenges you to confront today's complex criminal justice issues. The program includes internships for every student, the possibility of earning a Master's degree within five years in our dual degree program, a pre-law program, a paralegal certificate program, an active moot court/mock trial team, overseas studies with our Global Learning program and the ability to work closely with our highly-qualified faculty.

  • History and Political Science: You can study the past, learn about the present and prepare for the future with a Bachelor's degree in either history or political science. Career opportunities for Molloy College history or political science majors are vast and varied and include the fields of publishing and journalism, public relations, the legal profession and government, as well as, marketing, advertising and financial services.

  • Psychology provides an active, challenging learning environment with highly relevant content which prepares undergraduate students for the real world of work and/or graduate study. With a thorough exposure to current psychological research, theory, practice and applications, you will develop the critical thinking skills needed to be competitive and successful in all your future endeavors.

  • Social work teaches undergraduate and graduate students how to be ethical, competent, spiritually-aware professionals capable of working in both urban and suburban communities. Our Bachelor of Social Work degree (B.S.W.) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (C.S.W.E.). Also housed in the Department is the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service Program at Molloy College, which offers classes on Molloy and Fordham Lincoln Center campuses for a Fordham Master of Social Work degree (M.S.W.). In addition, the gerontology program offers undergraduates enrolled in a variety of degree programs the opportunity to obtain a minor in gerontology.

  • Sociology and Anthropology offers undergraduate students broad and comprehensive insights into social behavior. This is an engaging, personalized educational experience that prepares you for today's changing marketplace and readies you for abundant career opportunities. In addition, this department offers minors in anthropology, applied social research and diversity and tolerance studies.