As a sociology/anthropology (SOAN) major at Truman, you’ll collaborate with your professors, participate in group projects, and conduct independent research, as you develop an understanding of human behavior and social situations, at levels ranging from the individual self to variability in cultural patterns within the natural and social environment.
Pursue Your Studies with the Intensity That Makes Your Dreams Come to Life
At Truman, you’re among other smart problem-solvers who like the challenge of big issues. Many of your courses are discussion-based, and small classes ensure you have frequent one-on-one interaction with your professors. You learn how to ask thoughtful questions, gain experience collecting and evaluating data, and develop project management and communication skills.
Tailor your education to fit your professional goals by choosing either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students seeking a degree in another academic program may also choose to pursue a minor in:
Discover Connections Beyond the Classroom
Truman offers several ways to test your abilities outside of class. Perform research on a topic of interest to you. Gain hands-on experience through an internship, service learning projects, or field schools. Immerse yourself in another culture through study abroad—for example, you can live and work with a rural family on an island in southern Chile, or study in Cape Town, South Africa, one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Become a Knowledgeable Leader
Some 60 percent of our graduates attend graduate and professional schools, and the other 40 percent enter the workforce directly. Graduates are well-equipped for a wide variety of careers opportunities:
- Research in Sociology or Anthropology
- Non-Profit Administration
- Contract Archeology
- Environmental Conservation
- Global Public Policy
- Social Work
- Human Resources
March 22, 2018
This semester Katie Maag, a senior Sociology/Anthropology major at Truman State University has been studying abroad in Oulu, Finland. She writes, “The University here is much larger than Truman, and the entire complex is located within several buildings all connected through indoor corridors, in order to help prevent the necessity for students to go out […]
December 6, 2017
Do you want to create change, have an impact, and share your unique ideas? Then spend your summer getting the tools, experience, and connections necessary to jumpstart your career with the Quality Bicycle Products Equity and Diversity Internship. Immerse yourself in the bike industry while benefiting from one-on-one mentoring, collaborating with a team, and heading […]