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Why do people in groups behave the way they do? Sociology students attempt to answer this big question through systematic study of social and cultural forces, theories, and research methods. Community projects, service learning, and course-related travel help students develop skills in observation and analysis.

Program Overview

International perspectives, work in the community, and collaborative student/faculty research projects—these are the hallmarks and the pride of the Sociology Department.

When it comes to international perspective, the department is a leader. The department continues to attract educators from around the world, creating a rich, lively and diverse learning community for its students.

Further, we offer our students ample opportunities to get out of the classroom and into the cultures they are studying. Our faculty-led student field trips abroad continue to be a highlight for students. Recent excursions include Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bosnia, Rwanda, Belize and Nicaragua. More about Program Overview

Degree Requirements

Requirements to complete a B.A. or Minor in Sociology. More about Degree Requirements


Whether in the classroom, out in the community or traveling the world, our faculty’s first goal is to engage with students in various types of scholarship above and beyond ordinary class-related activities. More about Faculty


Global Engagement, Cultural Immersion, and Helping Earthquake Victims
I’m Coming to Keene State: Anna DePasquale
Building Hope and Healthcare in Rwanda
Five Keene State Students Receive Summer SURF Grants
Honors Students Get First-Hand Lessons from Poland and Romania

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