Sociology/Anthropology Major

Explore Exciting Careers

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.

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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
  • Counseling
  • Human Resources

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  • Law
  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Marketing

 

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Field School in IrelandField School in Ireland

October 27, 2017

Summer 2018 Truman Senior Sociology/Anthropology major Katie Maag attended a field school at a medieval settlement called “Caherconnell” in the middle of the Irish Burren. It was run by two professors from the University of Galway who have been excavating this site for more than seven years and have plans to continue excavation for at […]

Law Internship in Rural Northeast Missouri

October 21, 2017

Truman Sociology/Anthropology senior Clare Mattione stayed the summer in Kirksville and interned with a family law attorney in Memphis, Missouri. Clare writes, “ I worked for her three times a week and sat through court with her and did different office tasks.  I even traveled to Springfield with her where she gave a presentation at […]

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