Program Overview

The Sociology Department offers a program that builds important skills, such as systematic observation, critical thinking and writing competence, to best prepare students to understand and resolve societal issues of justice. Students are connected to real world agencies through internship experiences, community-based learning and directed studies that provide a foundation for future job opportunities or graduate studies. 

Programs of Study

The Anthropology program at Stonehill focuses on the holistic study and understanding of other cultures from an insider’s point of view and explores the diverse ways in which human beings perceive and order the social world.

The Sociology program prepares students for engaged citizenship and careers. Our graduates work and have continued their education in fields such as education, criminal justice, law, health, social work, human services and related areas. 

Learn in the Classroom and in the Field

Stonehill’s low student-teacher ratio allows for individualized attention in the classroom and opportunities to collaborate in the field, often through the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience. Learn more about recent sociology and anthropology research projects

Reasons to Choose Sociology

  • Dedicated professors who are actively engaged in their fields 
  • Top-notch advising to help tailor your experience
  • Curriculum consists of wide-range of courses covering various facets of the field 
  • Coursework hones writing, public speaking and critical thinking skills 
  • Student-facilitated research in the field  
  • Challenging internships and community-based learning experiences 
  • Networking and establishing relationships with employers and community agencies

A lot of the risk profiles I’m responsible for creating involve determining actions someone might take based on their background. There’s a lot of overlap with the work I did in my sociology classes, learning about human behavior.

Learn More About Our Sociology Department

  • Department Faculty

    Learn more about our dedicated professors who are actively engaged in their fields.

  • Research Opportunities

    Students have the opportunity to collaborate in the field, often through the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience.

  • Internships & Opportunities

    The Sociology Department offers students a range of internship, community-based learning and practicum opportunities.

Contact us with any questions.

Jungyun Gill

Jungyun Gill

Associate Professor of Sociology, Sociology Department Chair
Sociology/Criminology