Sociology/Anthropology Major

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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

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Study Abroad in Chile

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News

Faculty Receive Excellence in Academic Advising AwardFaculty Receive Excellence in Academic Advising Award

October 15, 2020

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Justice Systems congratulates our colleagues, Dr. Brian Ott and Professor Elizabeth Wiles on their recognition of excellence in academic advising with this year’s William O’Donnell Lee Advising Awards!

Dr. Daughters Publishes Moquis and Kastiilam Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History

July 7, 2020

Dr. Anton Daughters, Associate Professor of Anthropology, recently published another volume of “Moquis and Kastiilam Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History.” This volume, the second in a two-part series published by the University of Arizona Press, continues the story of the encounter between the Hopis, who the Spaniards called Moquis, and the Spaniards, who … Read More

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SAB Presents: Presidential Debate Viewing Party
October 22 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Homecoming 2020
October 24

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