Sociology and Anthropology BS - Overview
The new degree program prepares students for leadership roles in an increasingly diverse and global society. The curriculum is dedicated to developing student competency in understanding and appreciating social and cultural complexity and diversity through time and across the globe. Students will be exposed to a wide range of theoretical perspectives and research skills that enable them to pursue a wide-range of career options and to engage as problem solvers of contemporary global and local issues that crosscut the economy, politics, society, gender, ethnicity and culture.
Our program is unique in a number of important ways. While most undergraduate programs feature sociology or anthropology, our integrated, interdisciplinary degree program explores the common scholarly roots and creative differences of the two disciplines towards gaining a synergistic set of perspectives and skills that prepare students for undertaking social analysis in the widest array of social and cultural settings.
Most important, we understand how much students value experience outside the classroom and therefore our program challenges students to apply their classroom knowledge with opportunities for hands-on learning. Students are encouraged to choose cooperative education opportunities by working in a company or internships with agencies that may help to shape their career objectives. We also strongly encourage participation in a study abroad program or an archaeological or ethnographic field school as a medium for developing global experience and understanding.
The sociology and anthropology program gives students the flexibility to personalize their degree through electing various course options depending on individual educational and career goals.
These choices include:
- Track Specializations- Extended coursework in select topics of Urban Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, or Archaeology. Even within a track, students have a variety of course options to choose from, allowing them to further personalize their education.
- Experiential Options- Choice between a Practicum and a full-time paid Co-Op position. The practicum can be fulfilled through Study Abroad, Internship, or archaeological or ethnographic field school.
- Choice of Capstone- Students finish the program choosing courses that prepare them for their next step after graduation. Students who plan on entering the workforce typically select the Senior Research Project option, while those wishing to pursue graduate school benefit from writing a Scholarís Thesis, based on original social or cultural research.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has one of the large faculties in the College of Liberal Arts. Our faculty is known both for their research and their devotion to teaching. You will have the opportunity to learn from renowned scholar-teachers. You will find a complete list of our faculty including their areas of specialization and contact information under the Faculty link to the left. For information about the degree program in Sociology and Anthropology, you should contact directly the coordinator, Dr. Robert C. Ulin at (585)475-3969 or firstname.lastname@example.org.