Sociology & Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts

Program Overview

Understand the social and cultural forces shaping the world in which we live.

Through written and oral communication, international experience and internships, you’ll investigate social inequality, biological variation, linguistic diversity and much more.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology trains students to understand the social and cultural forces shaping the world in which we live, giving students the tools to question and engage with key social issues. The curriculum emphasizes written and oral communication, international experience, and internships. Students are trained in qualitative and quantitative research methods and acquire the practical skills by which sociologists and anthropologists investigate social phenomena.

What You'll Learn

This major’s curriculum requires students to think critically, applying a range of theoretical approaches to interpret cultural-social phenomena. Students hone qualitative and quantitative research methods that emphasizes written and oral communication, international experience and internships.

  • think critically by incorporating different theoretical approaches in interpreting social-cultural phenomena
  • demonstrate understanding of and appreciation for cultural and other diversities and of the relations between micro- and macro-level phenomena
  • examine human inequalities (including race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, national, and ability, among others)

Meet the Faculty

Doug Falen

Douglas J. Falen

Professor of Anthropology

Headshot of Regine Jackson

Regine O. Jackson

Kathy Ashe '68 and Lawrence Ashe Associate Professor/Chair of Sociology

Yvonne Newsome

Yvonne D. Newsome

Professor of Sociology

Working in Sociology and Anthropology

Because the field is so broad-ranging, a degree in sociology prepares you for a wide variety of jobs.

Students with this major will study the systems and structures that govern interactions within society and communities. The communication and critical thinking skills you’ll acquire will prepare you for advanced graduate study or a variety of professional fields.

  • Archival/Curatorial Assistant
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Cultural Affairs Coordinator
  • Field Research Assistant/Fellow
  • Intake Coordinator
  • Program Coordinator

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