Sociology at the University of Rhode Island provides students with a wide range of opportunities and challenges. Built on the University’s solid foundation of general education, our programs of study offer extensive course work in family and intimate relations, criminology and corrections, and institutional analysis. In addition, we offer a growing number of internship and community service opportunities. Our graduates go on to a variety of careers—education, public service, law enforcement, management—as well as to some of the nation’s leading graduate and professional schools.
Anthropology at URI offers a unique combination of social science, natural science, and humanistic inquiry. Courses ranging from Native North Americans, coastal anthropology, and Human Fossil Record to immigration and migration create a context in which students can choose to focus on archaeology, anthropology, or socio-cultural anthropology—or to sample widely from the range of offerings. Graduates are well-positioned for careers in curating, cultural preservation, teaching, and graduate and professional study.
Justice, Law and Society
The minor in justice, law and society at URI is designed to provide students with a critical examination of the intersection of social justice, criminal justice, and the law. Among the issues students will confront are the distribution of wealth, power, and property; the relationship of social inequalities to crime; inequities in the administration of law; and the law as an instrument of social change.
Although beneficial for all students, this course of study is particularly recommended for those contemplating careers in the law, criminal justice, education, and human services.