Anthropology / Sociology
Anthropology asks, what shapes us as humans? Sociology asks, how does social structure shape culture? Both disciplines ask what it means to be human.
Anthropology and sociology bridge the gap between life sciences and humanities, revealing the biocultural and sociocultural nature of so much of the human experience. The program encourages students to examine their physical, cultural, and social worlds more critically. It offers students theoretical and methodological tools for examining our world and provides a framework for understanding the totality of the human condition and our responsibility for service in a global society.
Your Major Took You Where?
Anthropology/Sociology majors have gone on to a variety of graduate programs and careers.
- Charleston Parks and Conservation
- Food Recovery Network
- Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Programme
- IQTalents, LLC
- AmeriCorps Vista
- University of Chicago
- Cleveland Marshall School of Law
- Columbia University
- Duke University
- University of Kentucky
- University of Washington
Employed or in grad-school one year after graduation
The program includes a set of core courses in anthropological and sociological research methods and theoretical perspectives, culminating in an advanced seminar. In addition, majors are able to design the primary portion of their major according to their specific interests, with possibilities including concentrations in archaeology, sociology of health and illness, ecological anthropology, cultural anthropology, social stratification, sociology of family, sociology of religion, and sustainable communities. We also offer individualized minors in anthropology and sociology.