Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. At Boston College, sociologists conduct methodologically sophisticated and theoretically engaged research on many of the most serious challenges facing the world today, making the sociological experience here not only rigorous and creative but socially relevant and engaged. The Sociology Department offers both graduate (Ph.D. and M.A.) and undergraduate programs of study.

News & Notes

Where Our Graduates Work

Assistant Professor of Political Sociology

Hebrew University, Israel

Associate Dean for Humanities and Social Science Research

Drexel University

Chief Program Officer & Chief Learning Officer

Hunt Alternative Fund

Scientific Review Administrator

Center for Scientific Review’s Adult Psychopathology and Disorders of Aging, NIH

Professor of Sociology

University of California, Santa Barbara

Professor of Sociology

Cornell University

We face mounting challenges of heightened global conflict, inequality, a fracturing political discourse, and widespread environmental degradation. Boston College, I believe, is a unique place to study sociology. We have a distinguished faculty with a commitment to world-class research, teaching, and service.
Professor Andrew Jorgenson, Sociology Department Chairperson