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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Panel Discussion About Race Relations in AmericaPanel Discussion About Race Relations in America

October 16, 2017

The Association of Black Collegians invites you to a panel discussion about race relations in America on Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. in Violette Hall 1000.

Alex’s Summer Internship in SpainAlex’s Summer Internship in Spain

October 11, 2017

Over the summer, senior sociology/anthropology major Alex Vietor interned at VeraContent, a multilingual content and translation agency in Madrid, Spain. She did some French-to-English translation, wrote an article for the company’s blog, and worked on other copywriting and editing projects. Alex writes, “I really enjoyed having work experience abroad, getting to know my coworkers, and […]

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