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Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology + Sociology

The Anthropology + Sociology Program seeks to provide an enriching learning experience for students interested in focusing their studies on socio-cultural components of human behavior. Anthropology and sociology share an interest in studying social and cultural behavior, community development, social organizations, diverse groups of people, cross-cultural comparisons, and the interactions of all these categories. The major seeks to acquaint students with the fundamentals of both anthropology and sociology, highlighting the similarities of the fields in their first two years of study. The ultimate goal is that the student gains a broad understanding of both fields, and a more specialized understanding of specific issues pertinent to either anthropology or sociology.

Students who declare Anthropology + Sociology as a major must complete ANTH 260, SOC 260, SOC 300 and
ANTH 454 with a grade of C- or higher in order to continue in the program.
Students who major in anthropology and sociology have many options open to them in terms of careers and further education. An undergraduate degree in anthropology and sociology can prepare a student for work in community outreach, social services, the non-profit sector, education, and the for-profit sectors of business. Students will also have the foundation to continue their education in a range of professions including but not limited to: anthropology, sociology, law, medicine, and public policy.

Degree Requirements

Majors pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology + Sociology must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements including the mathematics requirement (MATH 124, Basic Statistics is recommended); the College speech requirement, COMM 210; the courses listed below; and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits.

Foundation Courses
The seven courses listed below are required of all majors:

SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology  
ANTH 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  
SOC 260 The Sociological Imagination  
ANTH 260 The Anthropological Lens  
SOC 300 Social Theory  
ANTH 454 Research Methods  
ANTH
SOC
460 or
460
Senior Seminar  

Elective Requirements

Five additional Anthropology and Sociology courses, which must comprise courses from both disciplines (2 ANTH and 3 SOC or 2 SOC and 3 ANTH); at least three of these courses must be at the 300 level or above.