Social Sciences

Sociology & Social Change

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Unlock the potential for a fairer, more just society.

You want to shake things up. You see the challenges communities face, from race relations to homelessness, addiction, unemployment, and beyond. And you want to make an impact and be a positive force in your community.

As a sociology and social change major, you’ll take a close look at how our society works and how we decide what’s important to us. Then, you’ll focus on solutions to the areas where society doesn’t live up to its promises of equality, fairness, and justice for all.

To tackle social problems like homelessness, discrimination, and unemployment, you first need to understand the scope of the problem. That’s where research comes in. You’ll examine challenges and the potential solutions other cities and communities have tried to see what works and what doesn’t. Along the way, you’ll investigate the dynamics that play out among individuals, groups, and society as a whole.

You’ll analyze how race, class, gender, sexuality, age, and globalization intersect to affect social life and social structures. And through your small, intensive courses, you’ll dive into powerful questions about how relationships, groups, and structures impact individuals and society as we know it.

With a strong focus on research and internships in the Greater Boston community, this major will prepare you for graduate school, as well as work in social policy, law and advocacy, community organizations, business, public health, and public administration.

Outcomes
Here’s a taste of what you’ll do in our sociology and social change program:
Internships
Where Students Intern
Careers
Where Graduates Work

Faculty

Program Cost Description
Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
Sociology & Social Change
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
  • Fees
    Health Service Fee
    $800
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Approximate cost for 1 year of study in this undergraduate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2017–2018 academic year.
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