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Sociology and Anthropology BS

This sociology and anthropology degree builds your knowledge in global topics of critical importance, such as the economy, politics, society, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, urban studies, health, and culture.

Program skills

All students are able to: assess and appropriately use qualitative and quantitative research methods in the study of social and cultural phenomena; identify contemporary social problems and determine how the approaches of sociology, anthropology, or urban studies could be applied to address them; analyze regional and cultural diversity in the organization of human societies; and analyze the roots of and mechanisms for the perpetuation of social inequalities.

Program facilities equipment

The Field Linguistics and Language Documentation Lab at RIT is a linguistics lab for studies of descriptive linguistics, field linguistics, and the documentation and revitalization of endangered languages. We engage in linguistics and interdisciplinary research projects making use of digital media and technology.

Program job titles

Admissions Counselor; ASL Teacher; Contract Archaeologist; Museum Specialist; K-12 Teacher; Public Health Outreach; Social Caseworker; Disability Advocate; University Researcher; Human Relations Specialist

Select program hiring partners

Causewave Community Partners; City of Rochester; Genesee Country Village & Museum; Kings Park of Heritage Museum; National Sports; Rochester Museum & Science Center;  H&R Block; Common Ground Health


Outcome Rates for Sociology and Anthropology BS

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 66.67%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 66.67%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.

Co-ops take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. A liberal arts co-op provides hands-on experience that enables you to apply your knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between course work and real-world applications.

Students in the sociology and anthropology degree are required to complete one cooperative education experience.

Additional Hands-On Learning Opportunities

In addition to a required cooperative education experience, students may apply their classroom knowledge with opportunities for hands-on learning through archaeological, ethnographic, or linguistic fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and study abroad.