Harness the power of social dynamics. Help build a more just world.
As a student at Worcester State University, you will gain knowledge that will prepare you to make a positive difference in the world.
In pursuing a Sociology degree at Worcester State, you will join a diverse community of faculty and students. Together, you will study the nature of group behavior and social interaction viewed through analysis of structure, norms, and values to get a critical understanding of individuals as social beings. In classes on topics ranging from race, class, and gender inequalities to capitalism, immigration, cities, and the environment, you will develop the ability to make connections between lived experiences and social issues, and you will examine social justice issues and efforts to make the world a better place. With many opportunities to put theory into practice, you will have the knowledge and research capabilities for a wide array of academic fields and career paths.
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Why Sociology at Worcester State?
- Ethnic Studies
- Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
- Environmental & Sustainability Studies
- Latin American/ LatinX studies
- Gender Inequalities
- The Environment
- Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference
- Celebration of Scholarship & Creativity
- First Gen Summit
- Center for Social Innovation
- ALANA Focus Groups
- Study Abroad for a Global Perspective
- John J. Binienda Center for Civic Engagement
See the diverse career paths that this degree can lead you in.
Explore a wide range of rewarding professional opportunities with your degree from Worcester State in fields including business & industry, government, the justice system, education, research, community & social services, and more.
Where will your degree take you?
Meet Your Faculty
My research hovers around the intersection of sociological social psychology and psychological social psychology with specific applications primarily focused on racialized experiences in different educational setting. Working within a department with [...]
My research focuses broadly on understanding the operation and social organization of power. I delve into questions about urban space, environmental change, politics, and the role of institutions of racial domination . I am driven by questions that [...]
Nana Darkwa to be Honored Among “29 Who Shine”
Graduating senior Nana Darkwa will represent Worcester State University as one of Massachusetts’ “29 Who Shine” during a ceremony May 3 at the State House, honoring one outstanding graduate from each of the commonwealth’s public higher education institutions.
W.E.B. Du Bois Academic Recognition Award fRecipient Janet Novack Named WSU’s ‘29 Who Shine’ Honoree
Governor Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education recognized Worcester State University graduating senior Janet E. Novack at the seventh annual 29 Who Shine awards ceremony at the State House.
Professor Alex Briesacher is Making Space for Everyone
Alex Briesacher loves teaching his students. Asking around campus, those students who have taken his sociology classes mention his approachability, caring nature, honesty, and innate ability to teach through stories and humor as reasons they return to his classes as often as they can.
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