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Why Study Sociology?

Sociology is the scientific study of people in groups, their patterns and the results of their social interaction.

As a sociology major, you will examine how culture and social structures affect the way people think, feel and act. You will learn to recognize the complex relationship between individuals and society and see how we are shaped by social, cultural, political, economic and historical forces.

Why Sociology at Merrimack?

  • Community internships and directed studies provide valuable field experience before you graduate.  
  • Close faculty-student interaction means you’ll develop your skills in a supportive environment.
  • Our interdisciplinary curriculum lets you study sociology plus related areas like political science, psychology, women’s and gender studies, criminology and more.  

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Shiela Breen

Administrative Assistant
O’Reilly 108


Michael DeCesare

Chair, Sociology