Sociology/Anthropology Major

As a sociology/anthropology (SOAN) major at Truman, you collaborate with your professors, participate in group projects, conduct independent research and participate in internships as you develop an understanding of human behavior and social situations.

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

Approximately 50 percent of our graduates attend graduate and professional schools.  Our graduates are well-prepared 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
  • Law
  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Marketing

Explore more careers in anthropology and sociology

Student Spotlight

Study Abroad in Chile

News

Forensics Team Among Best in NationForensics Team Among Best in Nation

May 1, 2019

Among more than 90 schools competing in both speech and debate activities at the National Forensic Association Championship hosted in the Santa Ana, Calif., School District, the Truman forensic union placed third in the Lincoln-Douglas debate. Twelve students traveled to the competition, and three Truman’s debaters placed among the top 16 in the nation. Senior Tyler … Read More

Students Receive Award at American Model United Nations Conference

February 28, 2019

In late November, Dr. Meg Edwards led 25 students from her Model United Nations course to participate in the American Model United Nations (AMUN) Conference in Chicago, Ill. Truman students represented Bhutan and Ethiopia in the four-day conference, alongside approximately 1,500 participants from 97 universities. Truman State University was recognized with an Outstanding Delegation Award … Read More

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Events

Joseph Baldwin Academy: Session II
July 6 - July 27
Truman Men’s Basketball Elite Camp (entering college)
August 10 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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