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University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Sociology

Sociology Department

Sociology is the study of how individuals and groups of people function within social contexts. Sociologists focus on individuals at all stages of life, on all types of groups, and on diverse social contexts. The study of Sociology will improve your understanding of social phenomena such as crime, homelessness, immigration, child abuse, mental illness, legal processes, job satisfaction, and more.


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Why UMass Boston?

Professor Amy E. Smith embraces the challenge of meeting the needs of visually impaired public policy students.

Amy E. Smith

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs

“The fact that we have very interdisciplinary faculty means that students get experts teaching them.

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