Fascinated by society and the social behavior of groups? Want to learn how to use your knowledge to help people—like at-risk youth and the elderly—and bring about social change? You can make a difference when you major in sociology or pursue your graduate studies in crime and justice studies at Suffolk University. Our ideal location in downtown Boston makes it easy to conduct valuable first-hand research in the city's many distinct neighborhoods and communities.

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.

 

Vision Statement

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 sociological issues and work on these issues in Boston-area schools, prisons, homeless shelters, and communities dealing with crime. Our sociological 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.

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From our concentrations that allow you to focus your undergraduate studies to our accelerated option, as well as our hands-on graduate degrees, Suffolk's sociology offerings will prepare you to be an effective change agent in your world.

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