About the Sociology/Anthropology Program

Our Sociology/Anthropology Program prepares you for some of the most fascinating and rewarding careers by exploring connections among individuals, societies and culture. This program introduces you to perspectives for understanding human behavior and human conditions at levels that range from individuals in society to variability in social and cultural patterns and the organization of larger social structure. Sociology Major Field Tests (MFT) scores put Truman graduates in the top 5-10% of programs nationwide.

Undergraduate Program

Lauren Gieseking

Some majors teach how to be successful in a specific field, but sociology has taught me how to be a better member of society. My eyes were opened to different perspectives and beliefs, many of which I had no idea existed before my time here. The department has given me incredible knowledge and resources that have prepared me to take the next step in my personal and professional life, and I cannot wait to see where this path leads.

Lauren G., Sociology Major

News

Guest Speaker for Victimology Class Addresses Human Trafficking IssuesGuest Speaker for Victimology Class Addresses Human Trafficking Issues

October 16, 2018

Emily Russell, Executive Director of the Human Trafficking Task Force with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, spoke to students in JUST 402: Victimology on Oct. 16. She addressed various ways human trafficking presents in Missouri, effects on victims and current initiatives to address this issue.

A Talent for WritingA Talent for Writing

October 16, 2018

Justice Systems student Savannah Shaon is currently completing a review of “Understanding Violence and Victimization” (Meadows, 2019) with anticipated publication in the International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences. Dr. Curtis Blakeley says, “Shaon has a talent for writing and has decided to put those talents to good use.” Savannah’s review will be read worldwide and […]

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Volleyball vs. Rockhurst
October 23 • 7:00pm - 12:00am
Sigma Alpha Haunted Corn Maze
October 25 • 7:00pm - October 27 12:00am

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