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Sociology helps us to understand society and ourselves, from our brief interactions with anonymous individuals to our roles within our families and jobs.
Sociology challenges us to question routines and expectations, to understand why we see things the way we do and to inquire into how different people approach the same situations from a variety of cultural backgrounds. By developing a sociological perspective, we can identify the institutions that shape society, at large, and our individual lives.
At Emmanuel, sociology students make significant contributions by creating more just social structures through their involvement in movements for social justice, peace, civil rights, women's rights, democracy and human rights throughout the world. These students go beyond the classroom, tapping into the rich social, academic and professional resources that Boston has to offer through exciting internships and research opportunities.
With a general sociology major as well as concentrations in social inequality + social justice, human services or crime + justice, Emmanuel’s sociology department offers a wide array of courses that prepare students to critically analyze the key institutions that comprise society.See what we offer
OUR FACULTY AND STUDENTS
Faculty research, publish and present in their field and often collaborate side-by-side with students to help them explore their disciplines in greater depth, building on knowledge gained in the classroom and offering a unique hands-on, real-world experience. At Emmanuel, there’s an energy on campus that brings people and ideas together - in the classroom, across campus, throughout Boston and beyond.Learn more about who we are
Small classes, big advantages
Our dedicated Sociology Department faculty regularly collaborate with undergraduate students on research, allowing for both personal attention and the unique opportunity to publish in renowned journals and present at national conferences.Meet Our Faculty
After two years of service working with the homeless population through the Jesu...Read more
On Wednesday, October 28th, television and radio host, commentator and public sp...Read more
Equipped with a well-rounded liberal arts and sciences education and real-world experience within their disciplines, Emmanuel graduates go on to make their mark at companies and organizations locally, nationally and internationally. Many students also choose to continue their education at the master’s or doctorate level. Check out where some of our recent graduates are thriving!Take a glimpse at our outcomes
Class of 2015: Where We Work
|College Advisor||College Advising Corps at Boston University||Sociology: Human Services|
|Finance and Administration Manager||Notre Dame Education Center||Sociology: Social Justice + Inequality|
|Outreach Coordinator||Raising a Reader||Sociology: Human Services|
|TES Supervisor||Youth Options Limited||Sociology: Crime + Justice|
|Toddler Teacher||New Generation Children's Center||Sociology|
|Undergraduate Nursing Student Records Coordinator||Regis College||Sociology: Crime + Justice|
Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School
|M.A., Education||Emmanuel College||Sociology: Crime + Justice|
|M.S., Criminal Justice/Forensic Psychology||University of New Hampshire||Sociology: Crime + Justice|
|M.S.W.||Salem State University||Sociology: Human Services|
|M.S.||Simmons College||Sociology: Human Services|
Whether you are a current Emmanuel student or a prospective student exploring Emmanuel for the first time, we can help you determine what’s next. Schedule a meeting with your Academic Advisor, connect with the Career Center or the Office of International Programs to explore internship or study abroad options, or contact the Office of Admissions to set up a campus tour.Explore your next steps
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