Sociology is a social science that studies our behavior as social beings. It covers everything from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals to the study of global social processes. Often, sociologists are driven to understand and improve the lives of others.
At Suffolk, you can pursue a general degree or choose a concentration in crime and justice, health and society, or youth and community engagement. The Sociology Department is home to the Center for Restorative Justice and Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights. You can partner with the faculty experts at these resources to conduct important research and fight for positive change in your world.
Suffolk’s Sociology Department is committed to rigorous, cutting-edge scholarship and teaching that are designed to promote social justice. We study and teach about a wide range of social issues and work on these issues in Boston-area schools, prisons, shelters, and communities dealing with crime.
Our research is drawn upon by policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels. We are a diverse department, welcoming, respecting, and holding high expectations for all students. Our faculty provide an education that is both fascinating and practical.
Graduate ProgramsSuffolk’s Master of Science in Crime & Justice Studies programs will get you ready to excel in the career of your choice—corrections, juvenile justice, victim advocacy, court and offender services, probation, policy, or other criminal justice fields.
Earn your crime and justice studies master’s degree right in the heart of downtown Boston, near the State House, City Hall, medical facilities, detention facilities, and municipal and federal courts. Thanks to Suffolk, your co-op and internship opportunities will be unmatched.
"I wouldn't be where I am today in my career if it weren't for the welcoming and supportive environment the faculty at Suffolk provided."