Sociology Major and Minor

The Sociology program at Stonehill College considers the relationship between micro contexts such as individuals and small groups, and larger institutions such as education, politics, religion, media and the family.

The field of sociology investigates human society. It analyzes group origin, growth, behavior, interaction and the effect of group activities on the individual group member. Such analysis offers a foundation for understanding the human experience. The theories derived from sociological research are often used to address contemporary issues in the U.S. and in societies throughout the world.

The Sociology major provides a foundation for careers in many fields, such as social service and human resources, criminal justice and the law, along with research at public and private agencies. It also prepares students for graduate work in sociology, criminology, law, social work and related areas.

Three Concentrations Available

General Sociology

The General Sociology concentration allows students to tailor courses to fulfill their own individual interests.

Youth and Family Services

The Youth & Family Services concentration offers courses for students interested in human services and policies with a particular emphasis on youth issues.

Social Research

The Social Research concentration emphasizes research methods in the social sciences.

“My experience with the sociology program at Stonehill has been life changing. A lot of that has to do with the faculty in this department who do an incredible job mentoring students, recognizing their potential, and guiding them to pursue certain activities that will fulfill that potential.”
Kelli A. Brodbeck ’14, who is currently researching the construction of a professional identity among campus police

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