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Alpha Kappa Delta

University of Southern California sociologist Emory Bogardus founded Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Sociology Honor Society, in 1920. Since then, more than 640 chapters have been chartered in seven countries. All of them, including our Department’s, share one purpose: “To investigate humanity for the purpose of service.”

Merrimack’s Sociology Department was chartered as the Phi chapter (Region I) of AKD in 2006. We have inducted nearly 150 students since then. 

Study Abroad

We strongly encourage our majors and minors to study abroad. Students who are considering studying abroad should visit the Office of Global Education’s website as a first step. The chair of the Sociology Department determines whether and how courses from accredited institutions will transfer to Merrimack. 

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Shiela Breen

Administrative Assistant
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Michael DeCesare

Chair, Sociology