Department of Sociology & Anthropology

507 Chafee Building, 10 Chafee Road, Kingston, RI 02881

401.874.2587 (ph); 401.874.2588 (f)

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Sociology at URI 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.

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B.A. in Sociology

B.S. in Sociology

Minor in Sociology


Anthropology at URI offers a unique combination of social science, natural science, and humanistic inquiry. Courses ranging from Native North Americans, coastal anthropology, and paleoanthropology 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, and in myriad fields beyond.

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B.A. in Anthropology

Minor in Anthropology

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