Sociology and Anthropology
Working toward a Sociology major or minor, you will investigate facets of society, including social institutions such as family, law, work, health and medicine, and sport; social issues and inequality such as criminology, social deviance, social inequality, race and ethnicity, and gender; and social change such as population and the environment, developing societies, work and globalization or pandemics. The Sociology major trains you to become a social scientist in the core areas of sociological theory, social research methods and statistics and data analysis. The Anthropology minor focuses on two aspects of anthropology: cultural anthropology and archaeology.
Why Sociology and Anthropology at Stetson University?
Stetson's Sociology major provides an excellent foundation for those interested in graduate school in sociology or other social science disciplines, as well as for interdisciplinary fields such as Gender Studies, Africana Studies or Media Studies, and areas such as Latin American and Latino Studies or Asian Atudies. The Anthropology minor prepares you for master's degree programs in anthropology, archaeology and forensic science. In addition, Sociology majors take the core sequence of research methodology courses (sociological theories, social research methods, statistics and data analysis, senior project, etc.) together as a cohort — developing close and supportive peer relationships.
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Verania Sosa '22 Anthropology minor
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Florencia Abelenda '10 Sociology and Anthropology
A Sociology major or minor can lead to careers in social institutions such as family, law, work, health and medicine, and sport; social issues and inequality such as criminology, social deviance, social inequality, race and ethnicity, and gender; and social change such as population and the environment, developing societies, work and globalization or pandemics. A minor in Anthropology opens doors to careers in human behavior within a social context, as well as the mysteries of cultures that no longer exist. Employment of sociologists is projected to grow 5% through 2030, while employment of anthropologists is projected to grow 7%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Zenta Auyong, PhD, University of Florida
- Rachel Core, PhD, The John Hopkins University
- Sharmaine Jackson, PhD, University of California, Irvine; J.D., Rutgers University
- Ana Servigna, PhD, Syracuse University
- Sven Smith, PhD, University of Florida; JD, Florida State University
Students must complete the General Education Requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences, along with the requirements of their major/minor in Sociology and Anthropology.
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