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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

When it comes to using an international lens through which to study sociology, Keene State’s Sociology Department is a leader. The Department, which is a part of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, attracts educators from around the world, creating a rich, lively, and diverse learning community for students. International perspectives, work in the community, and collaborative student/faculty research projects are the hallmarks of the Sociology Department. Students who study at Keene State also gain a liberal arts education that broadens their perspectives. 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


December 19, 2017 –

In many ways, Ben Wimett ’08 is a typical 33-year-old. He lives in an apartment complex, has a job he loves, and dotes on his dog, Root Beer. In his free time, he likes to hike, fish, and hunt. Three years ago, he snagged a 12-point buck in Pennsylvania.


July 5, 2017 –

Current senior Olivia Miller, who’s minoring in dance and majoring in anthropology and sociology, recently returned from a semester in Ghana, where she immersed herself in traditional Ghanaian dance. At the request of recently retired KSC Artist in Residence Marcia Murdock , Miller wrote a paper on her experience as…

June 28, 2017 –

Cronin , a digitally driven, results-focused marketing agency based in Glastonbury, CT, has promoted Charlene (Fein) Durham ’93 from senior brand supervisor to brand director, engagement & influence. She earned a BA in sociology at Keene State and a master’s in humanities at Wesleyan University. She joined Cronin in 2008…

April 14, 2017 –

It’s a hopping business, so to speak, one that’s entrepreneurial by nature and thriving in a number of cities across the United States. Craft beer production and the market for craft beer are growing exponentially – so much so that some brewers have found themselves writing new business plans every…

March 6, 2017 –

For decades, sociology professors like Keene State’s Dr. Therese Seibert have been discussing and analyzing the country’s immigration policy with their students. Sociology scholars, including Dr. Seibert, are quick to point out that the United States has a long history of limiting the number of immigrants from different areas and…

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