Explore the social world through distinct but related branches of knowledge in the social sciences. Focus on understanding society and culture through a comparative and historical perspective. Consider the impacts of global, regional and national developments on local communities.
Sociology and Anthropology are closely related disciplines that focus on our social and cultural worlds. Both emphasize understanding systems of inequality and power, and the interrelationship between global and local processes.
Sociology and anthropology provide an excellent basis for careers that emphasize social and cultural understanding: education, international business, law and the justice system, museums and historical preservation, politics and government, public administration and non-profit organizations, public health and health care, social work, and urban planning.
You'll also be ready for graduate work in disciplines including anthropology, law, policy studies, sociology, and women's studies.
Genesis Barrientos received an Outstanding Student Award from the National BACCHUS Network for her work in peer health education.
Sociology is the study of social behavior and the socio-cultural settings in which it occurs. As a student, you'll:
You'll complete 36 credits in courses related to your major, including a 3-credit internship, and 120 credits overall.
Anthropology focuses on different aspects of culture and cultural differences, particularly in non-western societies or subcultures within the U.S. As a student, you'll:
You'll complete 36 credits in courses related to your major, and 120 credits overall.
Expand your career and graduate school options by studying the world's societies and cultures. You can choose between minors in sociology or anthropology.
For the minor, you'll complete 18 credit hours, consisting of 3 core courses and 3 electives.
We encourage our students to pursue their interests through community-based research, community engagement, independent study, internships, seminars, and thesis projects.
Expand your career options with an advanced degree.
3+3 Law degree: If you are thinking about law school, consider UMass Law's accelerated program. Your first year at UMass Law counts as your senior year at UMass Dartmouth.