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Study Sociology at BU

BU Sociology courses provide undergraduate and graduate students with a “sociological imagination,” or a novel way of understanding the world around us. The sociological imagination encourages us to think about our lives not just on an individual level, but to also consider the powerful social, historical and economic forces that influence us. Sociology courses offer students a conceptual framework for understanding and analyzing social behavior, and analytic tools for studying people and the communities or nations in which they live. Our courses address cutting-edge topics in health, crime and law, economic sociology, race and ethnicity, culture, urban sociology, immigration, gender and sexuality and much more. Through their course work and independent research projects, BU sociology students strive to do research that can transform and improve society.