Why Study Sociology?

Sociology is the scientific study of people in groups, their patterns and the results of their social interaction. Are you interested in how society works or want to learn how to change it?

About the Sociology Minor

We will teach you how to study the social lives of people and their behavior, including survey, observation and experimentation techniques. You will learn about the elements that form society and their influence on how people think, feel and act. 

Whether your goal is to pursue an advanced degree or to work in law, social work, social services, public health, journalism, education, or criminal justice, sociology will help you make sense of the complex social relationships between individuals and society.

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Why Merrimack?

  • Develop your sociological imagination to understand how society functions and how it can influence human behavior and choices.
  • Gain valuable field experience before you graduate with community internships and directed studies.
  • Develop your skills while building relationships with faculty in our supportive environment.
  • Learn valuable managerial skills as you develop your own sociological research project.
  • Acquire valuable statistical and data analysis skills.
  • Benefit from our interdisciplinary curriculum and explore related electives in political science, psychology, women’s and gender studies, criminology and more.