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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

  • I like that the research I’m doing is making a contribution to society.

    Analissa Iversen transferred from Eastern University and found an intellectual home in the Sociology Department and became an award-winning student leader at UMass Lowell.