(Bachelor of Arts Degree)
Anthropology and sociology are closely related sciences which seek to understand the human world. With anthropology’s emphasis on relationships between human material and symbolic culture, language, and biology, and sociology’s emphasis on social institutions and social behavior, the disciplines provide a broad, holistic understanding of the nature of human beings, human cultures, and human social organizations in the United States and across the globe.
The sociology/anthropology major promotes scholarship through a wide range of courses that integrate theory, methodology, and substantive topics; provides independent study opportunities; offers internships for students to apply their knowledge and to prepare for careers, and encourages students to minor in or concentrate their non-major studies in career-related areas.
A major in sociology and anthropology is designed to meet the needs of those who are interested in pursuing domestic - or internationally-focused careers in public and private sectors of social services, business, government, public and global health, criminology, education, museum studies, archaeology, and other careers in problem solving and research in which knowledge of social processes is necessary.
Total credit hours required for degree: 120
Students who complete the B.A. will be able to:
- Apply a sociological and anthropological perspective;
- Recognize, assess, and apply the methods of sociological and anthropological research;
- Identify and interpret the major theoretical perspectives in sociology and anthropology;
- Demonstrate an understanding of diversity within and between societies and across geographic regions.