Our quest is to understand why humans behave as they do and the real world is our laboratory. By examining human activity in all of its diverse and complex forms, the work of sociologists and anthropologists forms the basis for confronting many of our world’s most challenging issues. 

In responding to the needs of our world, we place diversity, access, and inclusion at the core of our mission. The department is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within its classes, curricula, governance, staff and faculty professional development, student recruiting, and faculty hiring.

By majoring in one of these disciplines you will join graduates who have gone on to careers in non-profit organizations, medicine, public policy, counseling, communications, urban planning, historical preservation, environmental justice, teaching, journalism, international development and more.

Dr. Liam Buckley
Department Head, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

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