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Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work


The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work seeks to provide greater understanding of human behavior with a focus on its social and cultural contexts, both locally and globally. We strive to accomplish this through our commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, scholarly research, and the development of practical and applied skills with which our students and faculty create new knowledge to critically analyze and serve diverse populations and communities. The Department is committed to the focused use of available resources and to a process of continual self-reflection and improvement.

Opportunities for Students

We offer a variety of programs of study for students who are interested in Sociology, Anthropology, or Social Work. With the guidance and support of diverse and talented scholars, educators, and practitioners, our students develop the knowledge and skills critical to academic and professional success in their chosen field of study. In addition to dynamic course offerings, we also provide a wide range of experiential learning opportunities, including community-based internships and service learning, archaeology field school, study abroad trips, and more!