Division of Social Sciences

The Major in Social Sciences

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in social science will select one of the following emphases:

Criminal Justice

Social Sciences


Social Work




Dr. Libertini has earned four degrees from Boston College, including a Ph.D. in Medieval History from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, a M.Ed. in Secondary Teaching from the Graduate School of Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the School of Management. His areas of concentration include Ancient and Medieval Europe with a particular concentration in the Crusades. Dr. Libertini has presented papers at international conferences based on his dissertation, "Decision at Damietta: The Transformation of the Crusades 1095-1221." More recently, his research projects have focused on the legacy of crusading and the modern world. In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Libertini serves the Dominican University community as the faculty advisor to the school’s Debating Society, which competes as a member of the Public Forum Debate League against other area colleges. He is also an officer in the United States Army Reserves and served on active duty for a homeland defense mission as part of Operation Noble Eagle II.

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Division of Social Sciences Welcomes Two New Teachers

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Real World Results

It was particularly through the history courses taught by Dr. Troncone and Dr. Christopher Libertini that he honed his critical thinking and writing skills, which proved crucial to his future studies in law school and then as a lawyer...

Christopher Berlingieri, Esq., '11
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I honor my hard-working family by graduating this year; its not just my achievement.  It is theirs too.

Alma Godinez, '17
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I've completed two internships, at Dominican University the first with the United States Marshal Service and the other with the Rockland Country Police Academy.

Shannon Qunlivan, '17
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Life is going to hit you hard - your education will give you the tools to hit it back even harder.

Andrew Pugliese, '11
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