Academics
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?

Rachel Rubin in the WUMB studio, where she hosts the news and public affairs program Commonwealth Journal.

Rachel Rubin

Department Chair and Professor of American Studies

“I've taught at five universities, and UMass Boston has been my favorite by far."

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