Explore the diversity and behavior of humankind from biological, cultural, historical and societal perspectives.

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology houses two distinct majors that both explore humans and their behavior. You will major in either anthropology or sociology and take classes specific to each area of study.


Anthropology deals with human culture and biology, both past and present. As an anthropology student, you will:

  • Excavate and interpret remains left by past cultures
  • Examine human biology and its relationships to culture and behavior
  • Explore the role of culture in society from local and global perspectives
  • Understand the interaction of culture and language


Sociologists find that their work is at the center of important and controversial issues, such as family change, crime and delinquency, income and wealth inequality, race relations and immigration. As a sociology student, you will explore these complexities and:

  • Study the theory and methods of sociological research
  • Survey the important areas of sociology
  • Get individual attention through small class sizes and hands-on research with faculty

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