This sociology major pairs anthropology with global topics of critical importance, such as the economy, politics, society, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, urban studies, health, and culture.
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 reported
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
Arkansas School for the Deaf; Bell; Causewave Community Partners; City of Rochester; Genesee Country Village & Museum; Kings Park of Heritage Museum; National Sports; Rochester Institute of Technology; Rochester Museum & Science Center
|Outcome||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||42.90%|
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.
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.