Welcome to Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Boston University fosters teaching and research that expand knowledge of human social behavior.  As you learn the art and science of sociology, including its theories and methods, you will become active, critically informed, and globally-aware citizens. These skills and vantage points prepare our students to become the next generation of teachers, policy makers, and scholars. A sociological lens is critical for understanding our increasingly diverse and complex society and its challenges, such as systemic racism, social and economic inequality, global pandemics, mass incarceration, and discrimination. We invite you to peruse our website and explore all we have to offer.