Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology are related social science disciplines looking at human social and cultural behavior, and human biological and cultural diversity. The Department has a diverse faculty offering expertise in most of the major specialties in both fields. Students who complete the Sociology and/or Anthropology programs take advantage of opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty in independent studies, to complete internships or to work alongside faculty on research and fieldwork.

Our Students  

Typically we have about 200 sociology majors and 100 anthropology majors. In addition, other students choose to minor in either discipline. Majors often minor such as Crime, Law, and Society, Urban Studies. Double majors are common, such as Anthropology/Archaeology, Anthropology/Biology, Anthropology/Religious Studies, Sociology/Secondary Education, Sociology/Psychology, and Sociology/Women’s and Gender Studies.

Department of Sociology and Anthropology News

Meet Katie Greenway, Sociology Major and HSS Scholar
Posted on 19 April 2019 | 12:01 pm
  What made you decide to major in sociology? My intro to sociology course made me very interested in the subject and I knew that having a major in Sociology could be a valuable tool for making a difference in the world. How does this major fit into your life plan? I am also a […]
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Meet Samantha Fresh, Anthropology Major and HSS Scholar
Posted on 17 April 2019 | 2:09 pm
What made you decide to major in Anthropology? Dr. Joyce’s Introduction to Anthropology class challenged me to look at the world differently and more holistically. I found the eye-opening perspectives provided by anthropology to not only validates my experiences but seeks to validate the human experience. How does this major fit in with your life […]
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