Welcome to the Department of Anthropology & Sociology
The fields of anthropology and sociology enable us to better understand humans and human behavior of the present and the past. From culture and biology to social patterns and institutions, the areas of specialty within these discipline are expansive, reflecting the complexity of the human experience.
At USD, our faculty are active scholars who are committed to excellence through their teaching and mentorship, research and scholarship, and service to the community. Our students actively pursue the questions that spark their curiosity, gaining invaluable experience through opportunities like conducting research alongside faculty in the community, the field and the Archaeology lab; interning at local museums and non-profit organizations, presenting research at our departmental symposium, and more. USD students learn to think critically and analytically as they prepare for careers where a thorough understanding of humans, human behavior, culture and society are valuable. Our graduates go on to satisfying careers in archaeology, social and human services, non-profit development, foreign relations, museum management, public relations, law enforcement, park services and more.
Join our community of sociologists, anthropologists and scholars.