Welcome to the Department of Social Sciences

We are dedicated to the development of well-rounded students through the promotion of abstract reasoning, analysis and scientific method. We focus on how underlying concepts, theories, principles and laws affect human behavior, social justice, societal systems and institutions.

Our social science courses expose students to the disciplines of Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Human Services, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. By gaining insight into the social sciences, a student can confidently assume the responsibilities of global citizenship and enhance personal growth in his or her chosen career.


APPLE Corps recruits students interested in social justice issues, public service or law enforcement careers and provides them with the opportunity to give back to New York City communities while gaining valuable leadership experiences.



Do you have a passion for counseling, social work, mental health, psychology or human services? Would you like to receive hands-on experience, career-specific knowledge and a resume-building opportunity? Well, get PSyCh’D! The Peer Support and Career Development Program (PSyCh’D) might be just right for you. To apply, you must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, give two references (at least one faculty member and one employer), provide a written statement of interest and attend a personal interview. To apply, and for more information, please visit the Office of Psychological Services, Loew Hall [LO], Room 216, or call 718-289-5100, ext. 3222 or 3354.


Social Sciences
Dr. Gilbert Marzan, Chair
Phone: 718-289-5577
Email: gilbert.marzan@bcc.cuny.edu
Colston Hall [CO], Room 313

CUNY Office Assistant
Christina Ramirez
Phone: 718-289-5662
Email: christina.ramirez@bcc.cuny.edu


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