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Departments and Programs

A CHSS education launches students onto many, varied paths both professionally and in further study. Our English majors have become teachers, editors, admissions counselors — even gone to work at MTV. Psychology Department graduates are working as nurses, social workers, speech therapists — and in marketing and the New York State Supreme Court. Naturally, some Political Science and History majors go on to law school — while others have gone into laboratory work or marketing.

Undergraduates can choose from among more than 20 majors, nearly 50 minors and numerous areas of graduate study and professional certificate programs. Inter-disciplinary programs such as Language, Business and Culture, Medical Humanities and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies include classes in several departments; some, like Film Studies, also include classes in other colleges.

Outside the larger academic departments in CHSS are the programs. These programs work in conjunction with the major programs offered by the College, offering minors and in one case, a major that can easily complement many other CHSS majors. The academic programs of CHSS offer students opportunities to learn about issues that affect today’s world while building academic programs to suit their interests and needs.