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Welcome from the Director 

Fabiana ProfessionalThe Social Sciences Division educates students in a broad array of studies.  Our division includes courses in Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, and Sociology.  Through these courses, the Social Sciences Division provides a foundation in General Education Core courses that serve as the core of a strong liberal arts education.

Our courses in the Social Sciences examine the global community with a focus on the study of the human experience from an individual, social, historical, institutional, and environmental perspective. Courses are designed to emphasize the economical, historical, political, and psychological keystones of societal issues.

If interested in a degree in one of the Social Sciences, students will gain the foundation to develop valuable skills, including (but not limited to): critical thinking, problem solving, communication, information analysis, application of quantitative and qualitative research, knowledge of the scientific method, civic responsibility, and a global and cultural understanding of the human experience in the contemporary society.

Students in our division graduate a more responsible citizen of the world with a stronger understanding of the various dimensions and complex cultural inter-relationships between people, societies, and cultures.

The following programs of study are offered in our division. 

 Major Programs  Minor Programs 
Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Minor
History Ethnic Studies Minor
Psychology  History Minor
Social Sciences Gender Studies Minor
Social Work Gerontology Minor
  Psychology Minor

The Division of Social Sciences supervises a number of clubs, including Dominican College’s Debate Society

Please stop by our office in Casey Hall, Room 18, or contact me to discuss the many majors and minors we offer that can benefit your educational and career path.

Fabiana S. DesRosiers, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director, Division of Social Sciences
Dominican College
470 Western Highway
Orangeburg, NY 10962


  • Program Events


    March 24, 2014, Social Work Community Day 11 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. in the Palisades Room.
    For more information click here.


    April 10, 2014, 3rd Annual Social Work Student Advocacy Conference 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    April 28 2014, Social Work Senior Pinning and Honor Phi Alpha Honor Society Induction Ceremony 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


    May 8, 2014, Social Work Field Faculty Luncheon, 12 noon Holt Room, Hennessey Center
    May 18, 2014, Graduation Day

  • Social Work Club

    The Social Work Club meets the first Monday of each month in the Social Work office, located in Casey Hall, Room 104

    The officers for the Social Work Club for the 2013-2014 year are:

    Co-Presidents - Jan-yves Amit (senior) and Courtney Fields (senior)

    Vice President - Emiliah Burgos (junior)

    Secretary - Eileen Hendriksen (junior)

    Treasurer - Yaritza Huertas (junior)