The Department of Sociology main office will be open on Mondays through Thursdays, although we encourage you to contact us via email from Monday through Friday. Departmental contacts are:

  • Andrea Inman, Senior Program Coordinator (ainman@bu.edu; 617-353-2597)
  • Deborah Carr, Department Chair (carrds@bu.edu).
  • Ashley Mears, Graduate Program Director (mears@bu.edu)
  • Joseph Harris, Undergraduate Program Director (josephh@bu.edu)

All undergraduate advising will occur remotely. Please email your Andrea Inman or your faculty advisor directly to set up a telephone or Zoom meeting. Faculty contact information is available here. https://www.bu.edu/sociology/faculty-staff/faculty/


The Department of Sociology at Boston University fosters teaching and research that expand knowledge of human social behavior.  By introducing students to the art and science of sociology, including its theories and methods, the Department contributes to the education of active, critically informed and globally-aware citizens, as well as to the training of the next generation of teachers, policy makers, and scholars. Learn more about our Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees.

Sociology faculty and students lead and support exciting research across BU’s campus, such as with the Initiative on Cities and the Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs (CURA).

Discover great lecturers and new research by attending our Seminar Series.

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