Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior and interaction, which is greatly influenced by religious, ethical, and social beliefs. A degree in sociology can lead to endless employment opportunities in the following areas: criminal justice, education, research and planning, government, business and industry, and human services. Job titles include teacher, counselor, administrator, manager, and analyst. Sociologists prepare reports; examine how social influences affect different individuals and groups; design research projects to test social issue theories; and analyze and draw conclusions from data collected through surveys, observations, and interviews.
Vital skills include critical-thinking, communication, and problem-solving. Sociology majors devote a lot of time to writing and research. Instruction includes social theory, race and ethnicity, humanities, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and urban sociology. Students also have the option of specializing in a wide range of topics: gender, poverty, crime, and education are just a few.
The 2010 median pay for sociologists was $72,360, but the entry-level education was at the master's degree level. There are two types of sociology master's degree programs: traditional programs and applied, clinical, and professional programs.
Harvard University offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 70 Sociology students graduated with students earning 49 Bachelor's degrees, 16 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.
Brandeis University offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 37 Sociology students graduated with students earning 33 Bachelor's degrees, 2 Master's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.
Northeastern University offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 35 Sociology students graduated with students earning 25 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 67 Sociology students graduated with students earning 61 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Master's degree.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Harvard University Cambridge, MA||17 : 1||31,655|
|Tufts University Medford, MA||14 : 1||11,878|
|Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA||17 : 1||14,747|
|Brandeis University Waltham, MA||15 : 1||5,825|
|Boston University Boston, MA||18 : 1||33,720|
|Northeastern University Boston, MA||16 : 1||22,207|
|Wellesley College Wellesley, MA||8 : 1||2,519|
|Suffolk University Boston, MA||20 : 1||7,169|
|University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Durham, NH||20 : 1||14,788|
|University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston, MA||23 : 1||15,989|
|Simmons University Boston, MA||28 : 1||6,535|
|University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell, MA||28 : 1||18,352|
|Gordon College Wenham, MA||22 : 1||1,857|
|Lasell University Newton, MA||25 : 1||2,041|
|Salem State University Salem, MA||24 : 1||7,706|
|Framingham State University Framingham, MA||28 : 1||5,456|
|Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA||30 : 1||10,881|
|Northeastern University Lifelong Learning Network Boston, MA||100 : 1||11,857|
|Curry College Milton, MA||22 : 1||2,519|
|Emmanuel College Boston, MA||22 : 1||2,222|