Professional Practicum

The Professional Practicum is offered to Junior and Senior Sociology majors.  Students are provided an opportunity to apply what they have learned in courses to a field setting consistent with their personal career goals. The course requires a minimum eight hour day per work of work and includes hands-on work experience, classroom discussions, journaling assignments, instruction on the job search and graduate schools, and a final research paper.

Recent practicum placements include: Boston Municipal Court; Suffolk Superior Court; Department of Youth Services; Bank of America Corporate Security; Boston Area Rape Crisis Center; One Family, Inc.; Middlesex Juvenile Court; Massachusetts State Police; and area Law Firms.

Peer Tutoring

The Sociology Department has a peer tutoring program for students who are enrolled in Sociological Theory, Research Methods, and Introduction to Sociology. The tutors are fellow students and Sociology majors who have recently taken these classes and have been selected by faculty for their expertise in Sociology. They can assist students with studying for exams, writing papers and assignments, and understanding course content. All students in the above mentioned classes are invited to take advantage of this program. Tutoring is drop in- no appointment is necessary- and a schedule of tutoring hours is distributed each semester. Tutoring is free, and takes place in the Sociology Department on the fifth floor of 73 Tremont Street.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Prof. Lori Rosenberg at, or 617-573-8485

The peer tutoring schedule for Fall 2014 is as follows:

Monday: 11:00-12:00 (with Angela); 3:00-4:00 (with Kelsey)
Tuesday: 12:00-1:00 (with Kelsey); 1:00-2:00 (with Kelsey)
Wednesday: 11:00-12:00 (with Angela)
Thursday: 1:00-2:00, 2:00-3:00 and 4:00-5:00 (all sessions with Meaghan)
Friday: 10:00-11:00 (with Angela)

Please be aware that only Kelsey and Meaghan can tutor Statistics.


Generally in October and March, all students must meet with their academic advisor. The purpose of these meetings is to ensure that each student is enrolling in the courses that are required of them by their major department.

In September and January, all students will receive notification from the department, informing them of who their advisor is and when their advisor is available to make an appointment.

No student may register for new classes without their advisor's approval.