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
8 June 2015 | 3:01 pm
Emma Shirey ’14 Sociology has been teaching English on a Fulbright Fellowship in Taiwan this past year. When she gets back to the states, she hopes to be involved in doing research in Chicago. Emma states, “…the research project that SOAN majors are required to do really did change how I thought about my career […]
7 May 2015 | 3:34 pm
Dr. Anton Daughters’ article “Solidarity and Resistance on the Island of Llingua” has been published in the April 2015 issue of Anthropology Now. A photo from the article appears on the issue’s cover. Based on participant observation fieldwork, the article profiles an island community in southern Chile that has carried on with rural farming and […]