Why Choose Nazareth for Social Science?

The interdisciplinary social science degree program integrates five academic disciplines: anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology.

While each program is different, all seek to foster an understanding and appreciation of the diversity among and within societies and cultures. Many students combine the social science major with the inclusive early childhood/childhood education major and become teachers. Others go on to attend graduate school or pursue a variety of careers related to working with people.

Program Highlights

  • Senior seminar integrates interdisciplinary experiences.
  • Small classes and individual attention from faculty.
  • Prepares students for careers or graduate study in fields such as counseling, human resources, library science, elementary education, communications, human services, and international relations.

Contact Information

Harry Murray

Harry Murray

Professor of Sociology in Sociology & Anthropology
Director in Peace and Justice
Golisano Academic Center 313

Education: Ph.D., Syracuse University (Sociology); M.R.P., Cornell University (City Planning); A.B., College of the Holy Cross (Economics) 

Teaching Interests: Sociology, social problems, deviance, sociology of religion, homelessness, social movements, and social research methods.

Research Interests: Non-violence, the Catholic worker movement, Homes for the Friendless, and social construction of weapons of mass destruction.

Otieno Kisiara, Anthropology Professor, social science degree program, social science major

Faculty Spotlight: Otieno Kisiara, Ph.D.

Professor of Anthropology

Dr. Kisiara focuses on refugees and refugee resettlement programs in Rochester, NY, and Africa.

Example Careers/Outcomes

  • Community organizations
  • Counseling
  • Human services
  • Market research

Internships/Field Experiences

  • Internships are available through the individual social science departments including anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Graduate Schools/Employers

  • Veterans Administration
  • Walden University
  • Rochester City School District