Sociology Department - Emmanuel Boston



Our students aren't just here to make the grade... they're here to make a difference.

Sociology helps us to better understand our society and ourselves, from our brief interactions with the anonymous individuals in our daily lives to our roles within our families, sports teams and jobs. It challenges us to question routines and expectations, to understand why we see things the way we do and to inquire into how different people approach the same situations from a variety of cultural backgrounds. By developing a sociological perspective, we can identify the institutions that shape society, at large, and our individual lives.

At Emmanuel, sociology students make significant contributions by creating more just social structures through their involvement in movements for social justice, peace, civil rights, women's rights, democracy and human rights throughout the world.

These students go beyond the classroom, tapping into the rich social, academic and professional resources that Boston has to offer through exciting internships and research opportunities at locations such as the Suffolk County District Court, American Red Cross and The United Way. They go on to apply their sociological skills in internships and full-time positions at places such as the Massachusetts Internal Revenue Service, Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Beth Israel Hospital, Mathematica, MATCH Charter School, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and the Italian Home for Children. Others go on to prestigious graduate programs in a variety of fields, including social work, public policy, the law and public health.