Sociology and Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology educates students about social and cultural structures and practices that influence human behavior. The program provides students with sociological and anthropological skills to research individuals’ interactions in small groups, organizations, and communities, paying particular attention to structural inequalities along class, gender, race and ethnicity, both within and across geographical borders, as well as historical and contemporary collective movements organized to provoke social change.  Students with an educational background in Sociology and Anthropology are prepared to lead careers as researchers, consultants, professors, or practitioners in private and public work settings.  Students can complete a major or a minor in Sociology, Anthropology, a minor in Social Work, as well as combine their B.A. with a M.A. in Sociology or a M.A. in Criminology and Justice.  These graduate level studies allow students to further their specializations and expertise for their professional careers as well as get a solid start in their pursuit of doctoral degrees in Sociology, Anthropology or related disciplines. 

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers a series of classes in the areas of Sociological Theory, Research Methodologies, Statistics, Social Inequalities (Race & Ethnicity, Gender, Class), Social Movements, and Crime.  The Department’s faculty has been highly devoted to students as well as maintained an active research agenda and presence in the regional, national and international academic community.