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.