About Us

Thinking critically about the world around us.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to advance knowledge and understanding of the social and cultural world. We do this through innovative research, rigorous academic programs, and meaningful community engagement. We are committed to fostering critical thinking, cultural awareness, and social responsibility among our students and the broader community.

Academic Excellence

In the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, we pride ourselves on our commitment to academic excellence. Our faculty members are accomplished researchers and dedicated educators who provide students with the tools to analyze and address the pressing social and cultural issues of our time.

Diverse Perspectives

Our department values diversity in all its forms. We believe that a diverse and inclusive learning environment enriches our academic pursuits and better prepares our students for a globalized world. We encourage open dialogue, respect for different perspectives, and a commitment to social justice.


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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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