Social Sciences Majors

The Social Sciences Department offers 3 majors - Human Services, Psychology, and Sociology.

Human Services Major
The Human Services Major focuses on the skills and knowledge of providing assistance to people in handling mental health and social service needs.

Career options for a Human Services Major:

  • Case Manager
  • Resource Specialist
  • Residential Counselor
  • Outreach Worker

Learn more and view the Human Services curriculum.

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Psychology Major
The Psychology Major is concerned with individual mental functioning; students gain an understanding and explanation of normal and abnormal human behavior as well as the development and differences among people.

Career options for a Psychology Major:

  • Psychologist
  • Crisis Counselor
  • Youth Counselor
  • Group Therapist

Learn more and view the Psychology curriculum.

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Sociology Major
The Sociology Major provides students with an understanding of the individual’s interactions with groups and institutions, along with the study of their behavior, mental abilities, and development.

Career options for a Sociology Major:

  • Case Worker
  • Marriage Counselor
  • Employment Counselor
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

Learn more and view the Sociology curriculum.

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Student Profile

Jennessa AgnewCommunication with a minor in Environmental Studies, Class of 2015"Lasell felt like a community to me, I knew I could get involved here and make a difference."  

News Highlight

Lasell Alum Honored with National Educator Award  Friday, October 10, 2014Medford, Mass. fifth grade teacher and Lasell undergraduate alum Anthony Petrelis ’05 has been honored as the only educator in Massachusetts to receive the 2014 national Milken Educator Award.

Featured Event

Colored Girls Hustle  Wednesday, October 29, 2014Yamawaki Auditorium