Department of Sociology

UMass Lowell's Department of Sociology prepares students for careers in a variety of fields by providing a rigorous understanding of the social forces and institutions that affect human behavior.
Through excellence in teaching, research and service, the department seeks to contribute to a thorough, scientific understanding of society that will serve as a powerful resource for strengthening citizenship and communities. Through academic work, students gain skills to think critically and to make meaningful contributions to community-building.

Meet Our Students

  • My favorite thing about UMass Lowell is the diversity. There’s a great sense of community here.

    Deborah Paul transferred from Eastern Nazarene College and quickly decided on UMass Lowell when she came to visit campus. She discovered the sense of community and the university's rich diversity.

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