Overview - Sociology and Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology

Students in the Sociology and Anthropology Department will learn about social problems, group dynamics, cultural diversity and the forces associated with social change in a global community. Students also will gain an understanding of cultural processes that shape individual and group behavior, and will acquire skills in conducting and evaluating social research.

Experience learning


Making It Happen

Helping students to discover their potential and to realize their dreams are what the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is all about.  Choosing a major and taking classes is only part of that effort, but for many students, it's the opportunity to work closely with the faculty that makes the difference.To get an education and not just a degree, you’ll want to take advantage of the special opportunities that Sociology and Anthropology has to offer too,  such as directed studies, participation in research projects or maybe an individually created program.

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, competition for social worker jobs is expected in cities, where demand for services often is highest and training programs for social workers are prevalent. However, opportunities should be good in rural areas, which often find it difficult to attract and retain qualified staff. By specialty, job prospects may be best for those social workers with a background in gerontology and substance abuse treatment.