• The student : faculty ratio at Curry

    The student : faculty ratio at Curry

  • First-year students who live on campus

    First-year students who live on campus

  • Students who receive financial aid

    Students who receive financial aid

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    Number of faculty and staff employed at Curry College

  • Number of traditional undergraduate students

    Number of traditional undergraduate students


I always tell prospective students that if you are going to be the student who stays in your room on Facebook all day, you will not like it here. Getting involved is a way to success.

Amber Soucy '13
Psych Nurse, Westwood Lodge Hospital
Correctional Nurse, Massachusetts Correctional Institution
Major: Nursing

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The Sociology Major

  • Describe how sociology differs from and is similar to other social sciences
  • Describe how sociology contributes to an understanding of social life
  • Differentiate between micro and macro levels of sociological analysis
  • Explain the "sociological imagination" and apply to one's one life as an individual in society
  • Define theory and describe its role in building sociological knowledge
  • Explain and apply sociological perspectives
  • Identify basic research approaches and describe the general role of methods in building sociological knowledge
  • Demonstrate global awareness: How cultures and societies vary across time and space?
  • Explain how the process of socialization and agents of socialization such as family, work, religion, education, government, and peer groups shapes the development of the self and influences culture.
  • Recognize how social factors influence individuals' behavior, life chances, and life choices
  • Explain how people's actions and interactions influence society
  • Recognize how institutions mutually affect each other and individuals
  • Recognize the role of activism in social change
  • Define social policy and explain its importance
  • Explore the many forms of interlocking oppression that marginalize, disenfranchise, and 'other' groups.  Particular focus will paid to race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality.


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