Framingham State University’s Department of Sociology offers two major programs of study, including Criminology and Sociology. Students majoring in Sociology can choose from 6 distinct concentrations.
As social scientists, sociologists apply scientific reasoning and methodologies to understanding the array of formidable problems facing our country and our world. Just as the problems never cease neither do the sociologist’s curiosity or search for answers. Sociology identifies social problems, analyzes the problems, proposes possible solutions, and evaluates the efficacy of social programs. Sociologists help distinguish “what should be” from “what is”. Just as medical scientists use science to help cure diseases like cancer, sociologists use science to help study and alleviate social problems.