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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?

Crystal Schaaf takes a break from using data from NASA’s newest weather satellite for climate models and weather models.

Crystal Schaaf

Professor of Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences

”My data are used by scientists in Europe and in the States to monitor crops and climate changes.”

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