Anthropology/Sociology MAJOR

Jim Sutton class

Anthropology and Sociology

Anthropology and Sociology are closely related social science disciplines that study the ways in which people live and interact together under various social and cultural conditions. By understanding the multifaceted dimensions of human societies, the disciplines seek to understand human behavior, social interactions and institutional structures in all their diversity.

Students may choose to major in Anthropology, Sociology, or the combination of both (Anthropology/Sociology).

Requirements for the Combined Anthropology/Sociology Major (B.A.)

disciplinary, 11 courses

ANTH 110; SOC 100; any four of the five courses from department core offerings (ANTH 273, ANTH 306, SOC 211, SOC 212, SOC 300); a 400-level seminar in either anthropology or sociology; two electives in anthropology and two electives in sociology that together form a cluster, to be chosen in consultation with the adviser. In the spirit of this interdisciplinary major, the academic adviser and confirming chair should each represent anthropology and sociology, respectively.

Student Profile


Anthropology Major

Sociology Major


Brenda Maiale, Chair of Anthropology

Jim Sutton, Chair of Sociology


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.