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
21 June 2016 | 10:00 pm
For her first large-scale research project, Truman student Allison Kelly aimed high. She chose to study linguistic relativity – or the cognitive impact of language structure on society. “By understanding how language relates to worldview, one can better understand people and can better relate to them,” said Kelly. Kelly, a junior anthropology and justice systems […]
5 February 2016 | 5:07 pm
A new book on Hopi history, “Moquis and Kastiilam: Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History, Volume I, 1540–1679,” co-edited by Anton Daughters and six other scholars, is in print! This volume, the first in a two-part series published by The University of Arizona Press, covers the history and culture of the Hopi from 1540 […]