Social Theory, Social Structure and Change
As a student of social theory, social structure and change, you will explore the interaction and history of social, political and economic structures, and how they affect human beings in complex society.
You explore theories, methods and problems addressed by anthropologists, political scientists and sociologists in their examination of critical concerns for modern society, both to understand them in a historical context and to consider policies to address those issues. You also will develop valuable research, analytical and communications skills as, together with a faculty mentor, you create a program to meet your specific needs and goals.
Why social theory, social structure and change?
Graduates with a degree in this area are preparing for opportunities in:
- social-services delivery
- social-services management
- social ministry
- government service
- graduate school.
As a regionally accredited college of the State University of New York, Empire State College offers the following degrees in social theory, social structure and change:
- Associate of Arts
- Associate of Science
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science
Taking individual courses as a nondegree student is also possible and will offer you the same range and depth of courses and rigorous standards as matriculated undergraduate students.
- African American studies
- social theory
- public policy
- political science
- women's studies.
You can focus on a single area such as biopsychosocial development, or create an interdisciplinary concentration that connects or combines perspectives exploring a theme or topic.