Welcome to the Sociology Department

Sociology is the social scientific 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. This work contributes to both core areas in the discipline and various interdisciplinary fields. The department has particularly strong concentrations of faculty expertise in: Advanced Statistical Methodology; Environmental Sociology; Global and Transnational Sociology; Medical Sociology; Political Sociology; Race, Class, and Gender; and the Sociology of Development. The Sociology Department offers both graduate (Ph.D. and M.A.) and undergraduate programs of study.

News and Notes

Where do our graduates work?

Scientific Review Administrator

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

Associate Dean for Humanities and Social Science Research

Drexel University

Chief Program Officer & Chief Learning Officer

Hunt Alternative Fund

Professor of Sociology

University of California, Santa Barbara

Professor of Sociology

Cornell University

Assistant Professor of Political Sociology

Hebrew University, Israel

Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Oklahoma State University

Assistant Professor of Sociology

University College Dublin

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Fairfield University

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Miami University of Ohio

Our Graduates