Jul 19, 2024  
2022 Undergraduate Catalog 1.1 (WINTER-SPRING) 
2022 Undergraduate Catalog 1.1 (WINTER-SPRING) [ARCHIVED CATALOG - Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Sociology and Anthropology (B.A.) - Hegis Code 2208.00

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(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

Learning Objectives

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. 

Academic Requirements

See Core  section of this catalog.

Core: 34-55 Credit Hours

21 Credits

Major Electives

Select one of the following sets of major electives: Concentration in Archaeology, Criminology, Cultural Anthropology, Gender or General Track.

Archaeology Concentration

Criminology Concentration

Cultural Anthropology Concentration

Gender Concentration

General Track

Choose any 4 courses (12 credit hours) from Anthropology and/or Sociology. Topics courses, independent study courses, and internships may be considered, as approved by the Chair.


The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 90 credit hours of the 120 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences. At least 18 credit hours in the sociology and anthropology major must be taken at or above the 300 level.

Program Credits

Core 34-55 Credits
Major Course Requirements 21 Credits
Concentration 12 Credits
College Electives 32-53 Credits
Total Credit Hours Required For Degree 120 Credits


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