Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Sociology and Anthropology BS

Program Overview

Immerse yourself in understanding global topics of critical importance, such as the economy, politics, society, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, urban studies, health, and culture.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science


  • Approximately 22 students are enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is mandatory for this program
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 1 block, 12 weeks/semester
  • Co-op availability: Second year summer through Third Year summer

Salary Information

Co-op:    $11.63        $10.25-$13.00
BS:          ID

Student Skills & Capabilities

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.

Equipment & Facilities

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.

Job Titles

Archaeologist, Foreign Service Officer, Social Worker, Urban Community Developer

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

RIT, National Association for the Deaf, Arkansas School District, Allies in Caring

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Lisa Monette, the career services coordinator who works with the Sociology and Anthropology program. You can access information about services through our web site at
Lisa Monette, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.7413; 585.475.2301
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center . 57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603