Sociology and Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology aims to educate students about social and cultural forces influencing human behavior. The program develops skills in sociological and anthropological research and the analysis of small groups, organizations, and communities, leading to careers as professors, researchers, consultants, or as sociologically and anthropologically-informed practitioners regardless of the setting. Students planning to pursue a Ph.D. in Sociology, Anthropology or related disciplines will receive preparation enabling them to pursue academic teaching/research careers.

Areas of research include criminal justice, deviance, criminology, sociology of law, clinical sociology, medical sociology, sociology of mental health and disability, health professions and community placement of developmentally disabled.

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