Sociology and Anthropology

Thinking critically about the world around us.


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has a three-fold mission: (1) to provide excellent teaching scholarship for both undergraduate and graduate students in the university; (2) to create, disseminate, and apply research scholarship on local, region, national, and international social and cultural issues; and (3) to provide service to the university, the community, and our professional disciplines.

What do we offer?

As part of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers courses and programs that focus on the study of human behavior in social settings. We offer undergraduate majors and minors in anthropology and sociology to prepare our students to think critically about the world around them. We also play a key role in the community development and gerontology minors. To learn more about which major or minor is right for you, check out the programs to see how you fit:


Commitment to Inclusion

NDSU is fully committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action in alignment with its values and in compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and policies. To learn more about this commitment and the policies in place to ensure its compliance, visit Institutional Equity and Compliance.

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