Guðmundur "Gummi" Oddsson
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Each year the Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology department recognize one outstanding student.
Hands-On Experience in the Community
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.
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.