Sociology and Anthropology

Thinking critically about the world around us.

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SOCIOLOGY

Sociologists examine social relationships in institutions like the family, religion, the economy, health care, media, education and government.

Sociologists seek to understand social behaviors and societies in order to inspire social change and contribute knowledge to the general public.

Studying Sociology fosters creativity, innovation, critical thinking, analytic problem solving, and communication skills.

Sociology majors are employed in a variety of business, non-profit, and government jobs.

ANTHROPOLOGY

Anthropology studies and celebrates human diversity.  At the same time, it reminds us that despite our different cultures, we are all members of the human family.  We share a common nature and a common destiny.  It sets itself apart from other social sciences in its aspiration to understand all aspects of humankind.

Studying Anthropology fosters creativity, innovation, critical thinking, analytic problem solving, and communication skills.

Anthropology majors are employed in a variety of business, non-profit, and government job.

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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