A.B. in Sociology

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Michael Kennedy

Concentration Advisors: Jennifer Candipan, Daniel Hirschman, Laura López-Sanders


The concentration in Sociology (leading to a Bachelor of Arts) provides foundational skills to examine the intricacies of social systems through the norms, values, identities, power structures and institutions of which societies are organized. Students develop that focus through their coursework, taking required introductory, methods and theory courses and taking electives in diverse areas of study. Students refine their interests during the senior seminar and through their completion of a senior thesis or capstone project that analyze data and develop sociological accounts of conditions and processes both within the USA and abroad.

Through this concentration, students develop the analytical skills that prepare them for a wide range of careers after graduation, including research associate, marketing and business analyst, program evaluation, education, social services, as well as a variety of others. It also prepares students for opportunities in the new economy, including those that address how people engage the environment and use information technology. Our graduates also continue their formal education in a variety of post-graduate areas, including doctoral studies, law, social work, and health sciences.

Concentration Requirements