Mission Statement

The Sociology and Anthropology Department strives to provide meaningful educational experiences for our students, as well as contribute to building knowledge in our disciplines. Our curriculum, teaching, and interaction with students and colleagues are all rooted in a commitment to respect, equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Our department is dedicated to creating a supportive community for our students and facilitating their academic and professional growth.

As a faculty we value and aim to teach our students:

    • To embrace learning as a continual lifelong process
    • To practice inclusivity and work toward social justice
    • To broaden our worldview as a community of learners
    • To humanize knowledge
    • To learn, value, respect and use social science methods and theories 
    • To think critically and be creative problem solvers
    • To engage in dynamic dialogue with other disciplines 
    • To encourage humility as an approach to learning and thinking 
    • To consider the well-being of others
    • To be reflective and accept responsibility and accountability
    • To positively influence the human condition
60%of students are double majors

Program Highlights

When majoring in Sociology/Anthropology prospective students can expect to…

  • Join a close community of faculty and students with a broad spectrum of interests.
  • Choose from two different degree programs—each with the flexibility to meet individual interests.
  • Work with nationally and internationally known faculty who teach courses at all levels of the curriculum—from introductions to the field to senior seminars and independent study.
  • Gain access to exciting opportunities for experiential learning in coastal cultures and fisheries, criminal justice, archaeology, sustainable indigenous agriculture, and human services, among others.

We’ll support your academic success through individual attention and personalized advising and encourage you to take advantage of opportunities to conduct research with faculty.


Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology


  • Minor in Anthropology
  • Minor in Sociology
  • Minor in Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies
  • Minor in Social Justice & Civic Responsibilities