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USD Anthropology student digging in the earth and measuring with a ruler.

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.


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.

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