Faculty in the Sociology Department share a commitment to applying sociological principles and concepts through field work and research within community organizations, especially those in the Lowell community.
For students, our commitment translates into multiple opportunities for hands-on learning, both inside the classroom and out. Many of our sociology classes hold a real-world learning component. Learn more about our Real-World Learning Sociology Courses.
Sociology students have the opportunity to take on intensive research projects to enhance their understanding of the world around them. Students' research can involve working with professors as research assistants, conducting research for community partners and designing research projects of their own.
Sociology Students Involved in Research:
Connor Stemple designed and administered a campus wide survey to better understand why students choose their major and specifically why students choose to major in sociology. He designed the survey and analyzed the survey's results alongside professor Mignon Duffy in a Directed Study course.